Potential Weapons: A Novella and Stories


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First to fade were the names, then the faces, until she couldn't be sure the people once called family ever really existed. Sometimes, when she wandered through Chinatown, she wondered whether this middle-aged man or that young mother with the sullen girl was related to her. Relatives. Strangers. There was no way to know. In this vivid, elegantly written debut, Jocelyn Lieu explores the risks of self-discovery. The characters in Potential Weapons lead bi-cultural lives, their ethnicity not obvious at first glance. ...

Potential Weapons: A Novella and Stories 2004, Graywolf Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781555973971

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