Home Remedies

Wang, Xuan Juliana


In a series of flashbulb-bright stories of young Chinese people as immigrants, as individuals, and as sons and daughters looking to define themselves outside of the experiences of their elders, Xuan Juliana Wang’s writing limns many identities: in one, a young artist becomes the unlikely star of a Chinese livestream, in another a competitive diver grapples with perfection and his emerging sexual feelings for his partner, and in yet another, an architect struggles to make a space that reflects her heritage, to build something lasting, but new. In electric, intuitive prose, ‘Home Remedies’ is a collection about the stick-and-give friction between cultures and generations, lovers and life-long friends.

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� � NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY NYLON, ELECTRIC LITERATURE, THE MILLIONS AND LITHUB � �____________________’Soulful, striking and ablaze with promise’ Observer__________________At the Beijing Olympics, a pair of synchronized divers stand poised at the edge of success and sexual self-discovery. A Chinese-American girl in Paris finds her life changed when she begins wearing a dead person’s clothes. And on a winter evening, a father creates an algorithm to troubleshoot the problem of raising a daughter across an ever-widening gulf of culture and experience.From second-generation rich kids and livestream stars to a glass-swallowing qigong grandmaster, this funny and wise debut collection upends the well-worn path of the immigrant experience to reveal a new face of belonging: of young people testing the limits of who they are and who they will one day become, in a world as vast and various as their ambitions.__________________’Artful, funny, generous and empathetic’ Lauren Groff, author of Florida’Sublimely captivating’ Vogue’Striking, soulful and ablaze with promise.’ Observer

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Weight0.225 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm