Yellow

Yellow

Stories

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of stories set in the fictional town of Rosarita Bay, California, examines what it means to be Asian in America.

Norton Pub
Superb, unpredictable stories capturing Asian American lives with mordant wit and unsentimental sympathy. A literary descendant of Dubliners and Winesburg, Ohio, Don Lee's Yellow is set in the fictional California coastal town of Rosarita Bay, whose inhabitants face not only fears of being ethnically "yellow" but also the universal terrors of love, failure, and abandonment. Warmly praised by Ann Beattie, Charles Baxter, Robert Boswell, and Stuart Dybek, these stories are evocative, slyly humorous, and novelistic in scope, featuring such memorable characters as Annie Yun, whose aching heart and passion for country music has her longing for a cowboy; ex-fisherman Alan Fujitani, marooned in romantic widowerhood; and the wildly competitive "Oriental Hair Poets," Marcella Ahn and Caroline Yip, in a battle of wits for the attention of Dean Kaneshiro, whose handcrafted chairs are museum pieces. The title novella, a finalist for a National Magazine Award, follows Danny Kim from his disastrous foray into boxing as a teenager to his ascent into Boston society as a management consultanthis life both driven and poisoned by his paranoid fear of racism.

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Set in the fictional California coastal town of Rosarita Bay, a collection of stories features such characters as Annie Yun, whose passion for country music has her longing for a cowboy, ex-fisherman Alan Fujitani, stuck in romantic widowerhood, and the competitive "Oriental Hair Poets," whose handcrafted chairs are museum pieces.

Publisher: New York : Norton, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393025620
0393025624
Branch Call Number: F LEE
Characteristics: 255 p. ; 21 cm

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