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Revenge Of The Mooncake Vixen A Novel

Author : Marilyn Chin
ISBN : 9780393331455
Genre : Fiction
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A debut novel by an award-winning poet and author of Rhapsody in Plain Yellow finds raucous twins Moonie and Mei Ling Wong working as Chinese food delivery couriers in southern California, where they fearlessly assert their intellect and sexuality in an effort to become accomplished women. Original.

Phoenix Eyes And Other Stories

Author : Russell Leong
ISBN : 0295979445
Genre : Fiction
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Russell Leong shows an astonishing range in this new collection of stories. From struggling war refugees to monks, intellectuals to sex workers, his characters are both linked and separated by the variety of their experiences as modern Asians and Asian Americans. This is an important addition to modern Asian American writing and to the field of gender studies.

Popular Hits Of The Showa Era A Novel

Author : Ryu Murakami
ISBN : 9780393340372
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of Audition, a wickedly satirical and wildly funny tale of an intergenerational battle of the sexes. In his most irreverent novel yet, Ryu Murakami creates a rivalry of epic proportions between six aimless youths and six tough-as-nails women who battle for control of a Tokyo neighborhood. At the outset, the young men seem louche but harmless, their activities limited to drinking, snacking, peering at a naked neighbor through a window, and performing karaoke. The six "aunties" are fiercely independent career women. When one of the boys executes a lethal ambush of one of the women, chaos ensues. The women band together to find the killer and exact revenge. In turn, the boys buckle down, study physics, and plot to take out their nemeses in a single blast. Who knew that a deadly "gang war" could be such fun? Murakami builds the conflict into a hilarious, spot-on satire of modern culture and the tensions between the sexes and generations.

Thunder Lightning

Author : Lauren Redniss
ISBN : 9780679644729
Genre : Nature
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Note: This eBook file contains many richly detailed full-color images and makes use of unconventional page layouts. Because of this, readers will be required to zoom in on each page to read the text and see the finer detail of the artwork. [It has not been optimized for devices that display only in black and white.] From the National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, author of Radioactive, comes a dazzling fusion of storytelling, visual art, and reportage that grapples with weather in all its dimensions: its danger and its beauty, why it happens and what it means. WINNER OF THE PEN/E. O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, KIRKUS REVIEWS, AND SHELF AWARENESS Weather is the very air we breathe—it shapes our daily lives and alters the course of history. In Thunder & Lightning, Lauren Redniss tells the story of weather and humankind through the ages. This wide-ranging work roams from the driest desert on earth to a frigid island in the Arctic, from the Biblical flood to the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Redniss visits the headquarters of the National Weather Service, recounts top-secret rainmaking operations during the Vietnam War, and examines the economic impact of disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Drawing on extensive research and countless interviews, she examines our own day and age, from our most personal decisions—Do I need an umbrella today?—to the awesome challenges we face with global climate change. Redniss produced each element of Thunder & Lightning: the text, the artwork, the covers, and every page in between. She created many of the images using the antiquated printmaking technique copper plate photogravure etching. She even designed the book’s typeface. The result is a book unlike any other: a spellbinding combination of storytelling, art, and science. Praise for Thunder & Lightning “[An] aesthetically charged and deeply researched account . . . a wild rainstorm of a book, pelting the reader with ideas and inspiration.”—Nature “A gorgeous and illuminating illustrated study of weather in all its tempestuous variety . . . Redniss’s combo of fact, folklore, and vibrant etched copperplate prints enthralls.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Eerily beautiful . . . Contains plenty of scientific explanation (including more than a few nods toward global warming), but also far-flung personal stories that illuminate the beauty, wonder and chaos inherent in the elements.”—The New York Times “Magical . . . Redniss has . . . shown us how human beings live with nature—fighting, coexisting, taming, predicting via leech barometer and radar and intuition.”—The New York Times Book Review “[A] twenty-first-century genius . . . The reader willing to put herself fully in Redniss’s hands will be rewarded with a delicious feeling of being enveloped by a phenomenon that eclipses the chiming trivialities of daily life.”—Elle “Redniss is one of the most creative science writers of our time—her combination of beautiful artwork, reporting, and poetic prose brings science to life in ways that words alone simply cannot.”—Rebecca Skloot “Redniss combines her own dual punch of expressive art and impressive erudition to give an entirely new take on all that happens above our heads.”—Adam Gopnik “A strange and wonderful thing, the work of a first-class mind that refuses to submit to any categories or precedent.”—Dave Eggers

Rhapsody In Plain Yellow

Author : Marilyn Chin
ISBN : 0393324532
Genre : Poetry
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A fusion of east and west, high culture, popular culture, and ancient Chinese history mark this distinguished collection.

Revenge Of The Mooncake Vixen A Novel

Author : Marilyn Chin
ISBN : 9780393077278
Genre : Fiction
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An uproarious debut that lays bare the complicated generational relationships of Chinese American women. Raucous twin sisters Moonie and Mei Ling Wong are known as the “double happiness” Chinese food delivery girls. Each day they load up a “crappy donkey-van” and deliver Americanized (“bad”) Chinese food to homes throughout their southern California neighborhood. United in their desire to blossom into somebodies, the Wong girls fearlessly assert their intellect and sexuality, even as they come of age under the care of their dominating, cleaver-wielding grandmother from Hong Kong. They transform themselves from food delivery girls into accomplished women, but along the way they wrestle with the influence and continuity of their Chinese heritage. Marilyn Chin’s prose waxes and wanes between satire and metaphorical lyric, referencing classical Chinese tales and ghost stories that are at turns sensual, lurid, hilarious, shocking, and surreal.

Portrait Of The Self As Nation

Author : Marilyn Chin
ISBN : 0393652173
Genre : Poetry
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A rich, illuminating compilation of selected and new poems from Marilyn Chin, one of our most celebrated poets.

Hard Love Province

Author : Marilyn Chin
ISBN : 0393240967
Genre : Poetry
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A new collection of poems from a prominent Chinese American writer and feminist features love songs and elegies infused with verbal experimentation, raw energy and emotional nuance, in this follow up to Rhapsody in Plain Yellow.

Hapa Girl

Author : May-Lee Chai
ISBN : 1592136176
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A vivid depiction of the racism suffered by a mixed-race family in rural South Dakota.

American Knees

Author : Shawn Wong
ISBN : 9780295745282
Genre : Social Science
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Read about the movie, Americanese, based on Shawn Wong's book, at: http://www.americanesethemovie.com

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