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Contemporary Fiction

The Wangs vs the World

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by Jade Chang

Quick take

Where do we go when we have nothing? Home. It's where we reclaim and revive our purest selves.

Why I love it

When discussing Asian American writing there are two common traps:

1: Assuming that Asian stories are the same as Asian American stories. (They're not!)
2: Assuming that Asian Americans characters are just "regular people" in a story unaffected by their ethnicity.

Jade Chang's funny, effusive, heartfelt novel The Wangs vs. the World defies both traps. It's not a story about Asians, but a...

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