Sour Heart Pdf Summary Reviews By Jenny Zhang

Sour Heart Pdf Summary

A fresh new voice emerges with the arrival of Sour Heart, establishing Jenny Zhang as a frank and subversive interpreter of the immigrant experience in America. In this debut collection, she conjures the disturbing and often hilarious experience of adolescence through the eyes of Chinese American girls growing up in New York City. Her stories cut across generations and continents, moving from the fraught halls of a public school in Flushing, Queens, to the tumultuous streets of Shanghai, China, during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. In the absence of grown-ups, latchkey kids experiment on each other until one day the experiments turn violent; an overbearing mother abandons her artistic aspirations to come to America but relives her glory days through karaoke; and a shy loner struggles to master English so she can speak to God.

Narrated by the daughters of Chinese immigrants who fled imperiled lives as artists back home only to struggle to stay afloat — dumpster diving for food and scamming Atlantic City casino buses to make a buck — these seven stories showcase Zhang’s compassion and moral courage, and a perverse sense of humor reminiscent of Portnoy’s Complaint. A darkly funny and intimate rendering of girlhood, Sour Heart examines what it means to belong to a family, to find your home, leave it, reject it, and return again.


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About Jenny Zhang Author Of Sour Heart: Stories Pdf Book

Jenny Zhang Author Of Sour Heart: Stories
Jenny Zhang

Jenny Zhang is an American writer, poet, and prolific essayist based in Brooklyn, New York. One focus of her work is on the Chinese American immigrant identity and experience in the United States. She has published a collection of poetry called Dear Jenny, We Are All Find and a non-fiction chapbook called Hags.

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Sour Heart Stories pdf
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lenny; Reprint edition (August 1, 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0399589384
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0399589386
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.77 x 1.09 x 8.53 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #1,052,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #12,289 in Coming of Age Fiction (Books)
  • #18,657 in Short Stories (Books)
  • #45,605 in Literary Fiction (Books)
  • Customer Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars    179 ratings

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