Bestiary
    (2020)

    Fiction

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    Call Numbers:
    FICTION/CHANG,K

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Fiction FICTION/CHANG,K Due: 12/28/2020

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PUBLISHED
New York : One World, [2020]
EDITION
First edition
DESCRIPTION
259 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN
9780593132586, 0593132580 :, 0593132580, 9780593132586
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

"One evening, Ma tells Daughter a story about a tiger spirit who lived in a woman's body, named Hu Gu Po. She hungered to eat children, especially their toes. Soon afterwards, Daughter awakes with a tiger tail. And more mysterious events follow: Holes in the backyard spit up letters penned by her grandmother; a visiting aunt leaves red on everything she touches; another aunt arrives with eels in her belly. All the while, Daughter is falling for her neighbor, a girl named Ben with mysterious powers of her own. As the two young lovers translate the grandmother's letters, Daughter begins to understand that each woman in her family embodies an old Taiwanese myth--and that she will have to bring her family's secrets to light in order to change their destiny. With a poetic voice of crackling electricity, K Ming Chang is an explosive young writer who combines the wit and fabulism of Helen Oyeyemi with the magical realist aesthetic of Maxine Hong Kingston. Tracing one family's history from Mainland China to Taiwan, from Arkansas to California, Bestiary is a novel of migration, queer lineages, and womanhood"--