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The Heartsick Diaspora, and other stories

The Heartsick Diaspora, and other stories

by Elaine Chiew

Published by: New Internationalist

240 pages, 5.00 x 7.75 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781912408368
  • Published: April 2020

$15.95

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In the title story (runner-up in the 2018 UK Bridport Prize) four Asian writers are flummoxed by the sexual shenanigans that start when a handsome young Asian writer joins their support group. In other stories, three Singaporean daughters welcome their mother on a first visit to London and quarrel over steamboat; a Chinese woman raps about being a Tiger Mother; an elderly Chinese woman finds that it isn’t race that estranges, but the inability to tell the truth; and an ethnic writer takes on Eastern mythology in a metaphoric quest to understand the anxiety of Western literary influence.