Chang-rae Lee,Mia Alvar,Alexander Chee,Kimiko Hahn,Marilyn Chin,Viet Nguyen

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An anthology of Asian diasporic writers musing on the notion of “home.” “Bold and devastating . . . the very definition of reclamation.” —The International Examiner
Asian diasporic writers imagine “home” in the twenty-first century through an array of fiction, memoir, and poetry. Both urgent and meditative, this anthology moves beyond the model-minority myth and showcases the singular intimacies of individuals figuring out what it means to belong.
“The notion of home has always been elusive. But as evidenced in these stories, poems, and testaments, perhaps home is not so much a place, but a feeling one embodies. I read this book and see my people—see us—and feel, in our collective outsiderhood, at home.” —Ocean Vuong, New York Times-bestselling author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
“To be from nowhere is the state of Asian diaspora, but there is also a wild humor and imagination that comes from being underestimated, rarely counted, hardly seen. Here, we begin to draw the hopeful outlines of a collective history for those so disparate yet often lumped together.” —Jenny Zhang, author of My Baby First Birthday
“Language allows for many homes, and perhaps the writers—and readers of the anthology too—will succeed in returning home, or finding a home, through these words.” —NPR.org
“Effectively dismantling all sorts of stereotypes, Buchanan’s anthology gives voice to notions of identity, belonging and displacement that are much more vast, complex and textually rich than mere geography.” —Shelf Awareness
“Revolutionary for all the iterations of ‘home’ it shows through fiction, poetry, and memoir, sure to provoke a full range of emotions to swoon and clutch in my chest.” —Literary Hub
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281 printed pages
Original publication
2018

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    Jennifer Wonghas quoted3 years ago
    home they provided for me was not literally just a house. Their home was the act of giving itself, which is also to say the act of love. Going home, in my case, was then a matter of learning how not just to receive but to give, certainly to my own family but also to those who may be my readers.
    Jennifer Wonghas quoted3 years ago
    But those who tell us to “go home” are no match for those of us who can write back in the very language used against us.
    Jennifer Wonghas quoted3 years ago
    While this preoccupation with home is a universal human concern, it becomes particularly dire for those whose identities make them vulnerable to the threat of never belonging.
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