Jee Yoon Lee
Samrat Upadhyay's latest novel narrates a scorned wife's determination to punish her adulterous husband, his mistress and the son produced by her husband's infidelity.
In The Shadow Hero, writer Gene Luen Yang and illustrator Sonny Liew tell an origin story of an American-born Chinese boy who grows up to become a superhero.
Books contributor Jee Yoon Lee interviews Marjorie Liu, author of the fantasy fiction series The Hunter Kiss.
Heroism defines much of what happens in
comic books. But the lines between hero and villain may depend on who tells the story.
A story about a woman and her family is at the
heart of The Abundance, the
impressive second novel by Amit Majmudar.
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.
It's 1920 in Los Angeles, and Japanese
immigrants are spending another restive night trying not to die an ignoble
death in a foreign country.
In writing about India, Eleni Gage hasn't
been able to avoid some of the more obvious traps. Her novel falls into the
shopworn travelogue theme in which India is exotic and therefore can school
non-natives in the practice of becoming decent human beings.
Phan's gifts are considerable, and the novel is at its best in exposing the
dark underside of family relationships while simultaneously creating many
sympathetic, realistic characters.