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A story about a woman and her family is at the heart of The Abundance, the impressive second novel by Amit Majmudar.

Jee Yoon Lee | Thu, Jun 27th- 6:22am | Amit Majmudar, The Abundance, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

A Novel Approach

In 2011, Juan Rader Bas pitched his novel to agents at The Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City. A New Jersey state taekwondo champion, Bas had written Back Kicks and Broken Promises, a novel about an adopted 17-year-old Filipino who finds...

Abigail Licad | Sun, Aug 4th- 2:25pm | Books, Books Section, Issue 26: The South - Spring 2013

Queer Compulsions

Japanese poet Yone Noguchi left a trail of broken hearts in the wake of his many affairs with both men and women. In Queer Compulsions (University of Hawaii Press, 2012), author Amy Sueyoshi charts Yone’s failures in both personal and...

Kit Yan | Wed, Sep 11th- 11:00am | Books, Books Section, History, Issue 27: Sex - Summer 2013, Sex

These Three Things

MariNaomi, the mixed-race Japanese American writer and illustrator of Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22, talked with Hyphen about her no-holds-barred approach to writing and drawing a funny and fraught sexual past. Her...

Cathlin Goulding | Tue, Aug 27th- 1:05pm | Books, Books Section, Issue 27: Sex - Summer 2013, Sex

Textual Healing

The Asian American literary community has got to bring its sexy back. The sad truth is that there is not much Asian American erotic literature published in the mainstream. The only established work of erotic lit by Asian Americans in existence is...

Abigail Licad | Tue, Aug 20th- 2:33pm | Books, Books Section, Issue 27: Sex - Summer 2013, Sex

The history of Taiwan and the Taiwanese is an important story, one that should not be forgotten. Wu’s writing is compelling as a witness to this story.

Sabina Chen | Fri, May 31st- 6:38am | Julie Wu, Third Son, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

Higashino’s latest novel Salvation of a Saint plays out far more traditionally than his previous The Devotion of Suspect X, with a whodunit plot, several possible suspects, alibis, wronged women, and implausible...

Noah Cho | Thu, May 16th- 11:19am | Keigo Higashino, Salvation of a Saint, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

Wen Jin offers a kind of metaphoric and literal translation primer for looking at multiculturalism: a way to consider narratives about things Asian found in American popular culture.

Jee Yoon Lee | Fri, May 10th- 4:28pm | Books Section, University/Academics

Steph Cha’s Follow Her Home is a fresh evolution of hardboiled fiction.

Maurene Goo | Thu, Apr 18th- 5:35am | Follow Her Home, Steph Cha, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

Kim Wong Keltner is determinedly disputing Chua’s claims with her first work of nonfiction.

Joyce Chen | Thu, Apr 11th- 10:27am | Kim Wong Keltner, Tiger Babies Strike Back, Books Section, Reviews

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