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Yellow (Paperback)

Author:  Don Lee
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0393323080
ISBN-13: 9780393323085
Sku: 30910536
Publish Date: 5/1/2002
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  272
Age Range:  NA
"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.
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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).
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.


Washington Post Book World
"[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." 04/08/2001

New York Times Book Review
"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." - Will Blythe 07/15/2001

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0272
Product attributePublisher:   W. W. Norton & Company
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