One Asian Eye: Growing Up Eurasian in America

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The great thing about being ostracized is there's no peer pressure.Jean is the ultimate outsider. With a white father and Asian mother, she is too dark to be considered "white" and too white to be considered anything else. She catches grief from whites and minorities alike as she tries to piece together clues from her ancestry among a predominantly white populace.This personal anthology is composed of a series of telling moments. Headed by popular songs, each carefully crafted short story and essay provides humor, drama and powerful insight into the changing face of America."One Asian Eye fills two important gaps in Asian American literature: accounts of the condition of being multiracial and literature in any genre about growing up in the Midwest. The book should fill the needs of many courses in Asian American literature and biography."-John StreamasPostdoctoral Fellow, Asian American Studies, University of IllinoisAssistant Professor, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Washington State University"Jean Giovanetti captures the often elusive feelings of conflict and confusion that are part of being Asian American in middle America, and she captures them with beautiful, evocative and righteous prose. Thanks to her, our voice-and our shared experience-are made louder and richer and more powerful."-Gil AsakawaDenverPost.com Executive ProducerNikkeiview.com online columnist and author of Being Japanese American (Stone Bridge Press, 2004)"Jean's writing is a rare find, and definitely shows that Asian Americans can flourish in the 'Great Void' between the East and West Coasts."-Wataru Ebihara, PhD Poet and a native of Cleveland now living in Los Angeles

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This book is not structured like an ordinary memoir. It is a collection of self-contained short stories or episodes. One of my friends called it "Wonder Years for Generation X." Some of these episodes have nothing to do with race but are just about life in a certain time and place. The book is actually structured like a double album. Each narrative is titled with the name of a popular song from the 70s, 80s or 90s. The songs add significance either by lyric or mood. You don’t need to know all the songs to understand the corresponding narrative, but readers who do will hopefully, get a little more out of the experience.

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Jean Giovanetti is a former journalist and writing instructor living with her family in Wisconsin.

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