Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hua audiobook

Deceit and Other Possibilities: Stories

by Vanessa Hua
Read by David Shih  and Cindy Kay

Highbridge Audio 9781640093485

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665116800

  • ISBN: 9781665116787

  • ISBN: 9781665116794

Runtime: 8.63 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Literature

Finalist for the California Book Award Silver Medal

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

A BookBub Editors' Pick of Best Short Stories of All Times

A Millions.com Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

In her powerful collection, first published in 2016 and now featuring new stories, Vanessa Hua gives voice to immigrant families navigating a new America. Tied to their ancestral and adopted homelands in ways unimaginable in generations past, these memorable characters straddle both worlds but belong to none.

From a Hong Kong movie idol fleeing a sex scandal to an obedient daughter turned Stanford pretender, from a Chinatown elder summoned to his village to a Korean American pastor with a secret agenda, the characters in the collection illustrate the conflict between self and society, tradition and change. In "What We Have Is What We Need," winner of the Atlantic's Student Writing Contest, a boy from Mexico reunites with his parents in San Francisco. When he suspects his mother has found love elsewhere, he fights to keep his family together.

With insight and wit, Hua writes about what wounds us and what we must survive. This all-new edition of Deceit and Other Possibilities marks the emergence of a remarkable writer.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The characters in Hua’s debut collection of short fiction—young and old, of varying nationalities, ethnicities and sexual orientations—lie with almost scientific precision.” New York Times Book Review
“Hua shows how immigrant families plead, persuade, adapt, and embrace their heritage.” San Francisco Magazine
“A great writer, subversively funny…characters that don’t look anything like ‘model minorities’….readable and human.” BuzzFeed
“These ten stories follow immigrants to a new America who straddle the uncomfortable line between past and present, allegiances old and new.” The Millions
“The stories escalated as I progressed through the collection, finishing with three exceptional pieces where the issue of race emerges organically out of the characters and situations. In these the compressed denouements poignantly accentuate the pretty stories the protagonists tell themselves to generate hope.” Literary Review

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Author

Author Bio: Vanessa Hua

Author Bio: Vanessa Hua

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English