Thursday, November 17th, 7 p.m., at The Open Book:




In her powerful debut story collection, Vanessa Hua, winner of the prestigious Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award, gives voice to immigrant families navigating a new America. From a Hong Kong movie idol fleeing a sex scandal to a Korean-American pastor with a secret agenda, the characters in the collection illustrate the conflict between self and society, tradition and change.

“A searing debut.”

—O, the Oprah Magazine

“Fast-paced, dazzling, smart, and fun, Vanessa Hua’s debut collection illustrates the insanities and heartbreaks on both sides of the Pacific.”

–Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure and Super Sad True Love Story


Reading with Vanessa Hua:

LOUISE NAYER, author of BURNED: A MEMOIR, winner of the Wisconsin Library Association Award, 2011 and an Oprah Magazine Great Read.

INGRID KERIOTIS, poetry instructor at Sierra College, published in literary magazines such as Quercus Review and the anthology More Than Soil, More Than Sky.

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