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The Hunger
The Hunger
Author: Lan Samantha Chang
Lan Samantha Chang is the daughter of Chinese immigrants who was born and brought up in America. Her stories represent her search for the truth of her identity, the struggle between two cultures. Here the Chinese principles of fate, the spirit world and the importance of family contrast with the logic of American thought, the possibility of su...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780753808146
ISBN-10: 0753808145
Publication Date: 10/7/1999
Pages: 192

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Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 2
I REALLY! liked this book. It is the first book I have given a 9 and I would pass it on to someone I know and love rather then reposting it but I figured I would share.
It is a novella and a series of short stories about Chinese American families. The stories are all told in the first person by some member of the family. The characters are good and the stories are true to life experiences. The focus is on the trials and tribulations that any family faces with the added perspective of struggling with American vs. Chinese cultural norms
I hope you enjoy it too.
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Helpful Score: 1
A collection of 5 surreal novellas that blur legend and reality. Love, pain, and death are big themes. Part social commentary, part magical realism bonanza.

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Winner of the Bay Area Reveiwers Association Prize for First Fiction.

Finalist for the 1999 Second Annual Asian American Literary Awards.
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