All That Work and Still No Boys

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How do we survive our family, stay bound to our community, and keep from losing ourselves? In "All That Work and Still No Boys," Kathryn Ma exposes the deepest fears and longings that we mask in family life and observes the long shadows cast by history and displacement. Here are ten stories that wound and satisfy in equal measure. Ma probes the immigrant experience, most particularly among northern California's Chinese Americans, illuminating for us the confounding nature of duty, transformation, and loss. A boy exposed ...

All That Work and Still No Boys 2009, University of Iowa Press

ISBN-13: 9781587298226

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