By Jessica Hagedorn, Elaine Kim
Greater than a decade after its preliminary e-book, the groundbreaking anthology Charlie Chan Is Dead continues to be the simplest to be had resource for modern Asian American fiction. Edited via acclaimed novelist and nationwide publication Award nominee Jessica Hagedorn, Charlie Chan Is useless 2: At domestic within the World brings jointly forty-two clean, interesting voices in Asian American writing—from classics by means of Jose Garcia Villa and Wakako Yamauchi to fascinating new fiction from Akhil Sharma, Ruth Ozeki, Chang-Rae Lee, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Monique Truong. Sweeping in heritage and literary type, from pioneering writers to newly rising voices from the Hmong and Korean groups, those unheard of works have a good time the entire spectrum of Asian American event and identities, transcending stereotypes and revealing the power and energy of Asian the US this present day.
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