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Transparency Stories

ISBN-10: 0316166936

ISBN-13: 9780316166935

Edition: 2007

Authors: Frances Hwang

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With a deceptively simple yet graceful style, and in the tradition of Lara Vapnyar, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Gish Jen, Frances Hwang captures the thousand minor battles waged in the homes of immigrants--struggles to preserve timehonored traditions or break free of them, to maintain authority or challenge it, and to take advantage of modern excesses without diluting one's ethnic identity. In "Garden City," a weary Chinese couple, struggling to evict their deadbeat tenant, is forced to face the aftermath of their teenage son's death from cancer. And in "The Old Gentleman," a daughter becomes alienated from her father when he finds love--or what he thinks could be love--in his old age. Frances Hwang is a powerful talent, and TRANSPARENCY not only showcases her myriad gifts, but also announces the arrival of an exciting new voice.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 4/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The old gentleman
A visit to the suns
Remedies
Giving a clock
Blue hour
Transparency
Sonata for the left hand
The modern age
Intruders
Garden city
Acknowledgments
Reading group guide