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Cultural revolution; stories

Wong, Norman

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ISBN 10: 0892551976 / ISBN 13: 9780892551972
Published by Persea Press, New York, 1994
Hardcover
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174p., signed by Wong, very good first edition in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj. Wong's first book. "In eleven linked stories Norman Wong scrutinizes the . world of the Laus, an immigrant Chinese family in Honolulu, and especially of their "number one son," Michael, who comes of age with the secret that he is homosexual.". Bookseller Inventory # 89803

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Title: Cultural revolution; stories

Publisher: Persea Press, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This sequence of 12 linked stories portrays the Americanization of the Lau family, and especially of the number one Chinese son, Michael Lau, who comes of age with the secret that he is homosexual. While visiting China with his father, Michael discovers just how painfully his plans clash with his father's dreams for his future.

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UL...STRIKING...In a series of sharp, spare stories, Norman Wong chronicles a family's escape from China to Macao, Hong Kong and, eventually, Hawaii."
--The New York Times Book Review
With rich images and subtle, beautiful prose, Cultural Revolution tells a classic story of immigrant family ties and coming of age in a unique new voice: that of a gay Chinese-American man. In eleven linked stories, Norman Wong observes the fragile world of the resilient Lau family through the eyes of their "number one son," Michael, who must bear the weight of the family name while hiding his desire for white men. Bold and evocative, Cultural Revolution heralds the arrival of a major new voice in American fiction.
"A MOVING COLLECTION by a gifted new writer with the wit and sympathy to make four generations of family experience all sound like his own...[Cultural Revolution] recalls a number of fine debut volumes from writers like Maxine Hong Kingston, Gish Jen, Cynthia Kadohata, and

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