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Hunger - Chang, Lan Samantha
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New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1987. First Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Yanan, only thirteen when her story begins,is passionate and courageous and her companions, hunters of deer, gatherers of roots and twigs, shamans - are all like her, bound to the harsh realities of hunger, cold, death by violence or childbirth. As Yanan recounts the terrible adventures of her brief life she departs on spirit journeys that evoke the lives of animals with extraordinary intimacy. The book has little shelf wear; on the side the pages look like somethig pale was poured, but it does not go through to the face of the page. The dust jacket has very minor shelf wear. At the top and bottom spine it is crinkled with a few chips. on the back there is about a 1" vertical tear near the spine. The inside flaps are somewhat yellowed. Price is not clipped. 338 pages, clean with no torn pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Houghton Mifflin Company, 1987, Penguin. 2000. Paperback. Very Good+. The characters in Lan Samantha Chang's Hunger are starved for any number of things: acceptance, love, success, and even dreams of home. In the title n ovella, a thwarted violinist struggles with his second-tier status, forcing his dreams on his daughters and his nightmares on his wife, the narrator. "Some Chinese make their fortunes in America," she realizes. "Tian and I we re not among them. Perhaps we lacked the forgetfulness that is essential to moving on." Chang beautifully conveys the pressures on these bewildered im migrant parents, whose aspirations are rarely matched by reality, and their quietly rebellious children. And while Tian remains far more frightening t han likable, his long-ago escape from mainland China instantly humanizes th is paternal despot: He struggled slowly toward the silhouette of the refug ee ship, the Sonya, his throat dried hollow with seawater, his left arm num b from holding up the instrument. At one point, he slowed and floated in th e waves, fitted the familiar shape against his chin, as if he were consider ing a melody. But he only rested for a moment. Though this novella is defi nitely the collection's standout, Chang's other stories are equally impress ive explorations of desire and need, isolation and fear. When it comes to e voking the smash of cultures, national and familial, this superlatively gif ted author has perfect pitch., Penguin, 2000

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Nominated for numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN Center USA-West's annual literary award, this debut collection by a young Chinese-American writer has garnered stellar reviews and invited comparisons to Amy Tan and Maxine Hong Kingston. These stories reveal the lives of immigrant families haunted by lost loves: a ghost seduces a young girl into a flooded river; a mother commands a daughter to avenge her father's death; and a woman speaks from beyond the grave about her tragic marriage to a man whose own disappointments nearly destroy their two daughters. In luminous prose Lan Samantha Chang weaves the forces of war and magic, food and desire, ghosts and family, into haunting tales that signal the arrival of an exciting new writer and "a work of gorgeous, enduring prose" (The Washington Post). fiction,literary,literature and fiction,short stories Literature & Fiction, Penguin Books

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Hunger
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Chang, Lan Samantha

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Hunger

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0140288481

The novella and five stories that make up this collection reveal the lives of immigrant families haunted by lost loves: A ghost seduces a young girl into a flooded river; a mother commands a daughter to avenge her father's death; and in the title novella, a woman speaks from beyond the grave about her tragic marriage to an exiled musician whose own disappointments nearly destroyed their two daughters. The characters, whose culture and families have been lost to the forces of history, mistrust connection even as they hunger for attachment.In exquisite prose Lan Samantha Chang weaves the forces of war and magic, food and desire, ghosts and family, into haunting tales that reveal the mysteries of the heart. Again and again, she asks the question: Is ordinary love not a kind of burden, stifling and terrifying in the choices and responsibilities it forces on us? And yet we yearn for it, suffer for it, define ourselves by our experience of it, cannot live without it.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780140288483
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0140288481
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Publishing year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin

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