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Useful Phrases for Immigrants : Stories

December 1, 2018
2:00 pm
Asian Resource Center

Book Reading with Author May Lee Chai at the Asian American Craftswomen Holiday Sale! The characters in May-lee Chai’s eight innovative stories – set in China and in the Chinese Diaspora in America – cross borders, reinvent traditions, and search for love. Like immigrants throughout time, they learn to survive in new environments fraught with dangers that they barely imagined possible. With luminous prose and sharp-eyed observations, Chai reveals the hopes and fears of Chinese immigrants, migrants, and their descendants from a grieving historian seeking solace in an old lover in Beijing to a young girl discovering her immigrant mother’s infidelity to construction workers in central China who make a shocking discovery. Chai’s stories are essential reading for an increasingly globalized world. This collection is the winner of the 2018 Bakwin Award for Writing by a Woman.


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