Yellow (Paperback)

Author: Lee, Don

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"Yellow" is set in the fictional California coastal town of Rosarita Bay, whose inhabitants face not only fears of being ethnically "yellow" but also the universal terrors of love, failure, and abandonment.


Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393323085
SKU 30910536
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0393323080
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 0.75T
"[An] accomplished first story collection....The collection's spiritual territory is the notion of family: how the bonds between people are formed, altered and broken. Lee alternates between humor and pathos in delineating his characters' endeavors to find people who will give their lives meaning, and then to hold them close."
"Sometimes, the connection between the stories can seem forced, and a few characters seemed spawned from a thesis rather than the other way around. But more often than not, Lee...proves himself a worthy practitioner of realistic fiction in the vein of writers like Richard Yates and Andre Dubus. His narratives zip along, encapsulating whole lifetimes of intelligent men and women whose self-awareness is insufficient for the gantlets they must run."
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Annotation The seven stories and novella collected here take place in California and revolve around Asian-American characters who identify themselves by the work they do. Poets, a carpenter, an engineer, a boat captain, and others populate the collection, which deals with the relationships forged by each.
Editors Note As the Los Angeles Times noted in its profile of the author, "few writers have mined the [genre of ethnic literature] as shrewdly or transcended its limits quite so stunningly as Don Lee." Harking "back to the timeless concerns of Chekhov: fate, chance, the mystery of the human heart" (Stuart Dybek), these interconnected stories "are utterly contemporary,...but grounded in the depth of beautiful prose and intriguing storylines" (Asian Week). They paint a novelistic portrait of the fictional town of Rosarita Bay, California, and a diverse cast of complex and moving characters. "Nothing short of wonderful...surprising and wild with life" (Robert Boswell), Yellow "proves that wondering about whether you're a real American is as American as a big bowl of kimchi" (New York Times Book Review).
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Number of Pages 0272
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company

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