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Hao

by Ye Chun
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An extraordinary debut collection of short stories by a three-time Pushcart Prize winner following Chinese women in both China and the United States who turn to signs and languages as they cross the alien landscapes of migration and motherhood.

"The most common word in Chinese, perhaps, a ubiquitous syllable people utter and hear all the time, which is supposed to mean good. But what is hao in this world, where good books are burned, good people condemned, meanness considered a good trait, violence good conduct? People say hao when their eyes are marred with suspicion and dread. They say hao when they are tattered inside."
 
By turns reflective and visceral, the stories in Hao examine the ways in which women can be silenced as they grapple with sexism and racism, and how they find their own language to define their experience.

In “Gold Mountain,” a young mother hides above a ransacked store during the San Francisco...

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Publisher: Catapult

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  • Release date: September 7, 2021

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  • ISBN: 9781646220618
  • Release date: September 7, 2021

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  • ISBN: 9781646220618
  • File size: 2050 KB
  • Release date: September 7, 2021

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An extraordinary debut collection of short stories by a three-time Pushcart Prize winner following Chinese women in both China and the United States who turn to signs and languages as they cross the alien landscapes of migration and motherhood.

"The most common word in Chinese, perhaps, a ubiquitous syllable people utter and hear all the time, which is supposed to mean good. But what is hao in this world, where good books are burned, good people condemned, meanness considered a good trait, violence good conduct? People say hao when their eyes are marred with suspicion and dread. They say hao when they are tattered inside."
 
By turns reflective and visceral, the stories in Hao examine the ways in which women can be silenced as they grapple with sexism and racism, and how they find their own language to define their experience.

In “Gold Mountain,” a young mother hides above a ransacked store during the San Francisco...

Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Catapult

    Kindle Book
    Release date: September 7, 2021

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781646220618
    Release date: September 7, 2021

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781646220618
    File size: 2050 KB
    Release date: September 7, 2021

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    Kindle Book
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  • Languages
    English
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