• Insurrecto

    Insurrecto

    Apostol, Gina

    Putting down the "Philippine Insurrection" in 1901, General Jacob Smith instructed his soldiers to turn the countryside into a "howling wilderness" by killing everyone over ten, but will this massacre make the movie version? A pointed satire on history and who tells it, and the erasure of American imperialism.

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  • The Book of Kane and Margaret

    The Book of Kane and Margaret

    Araki-Kawaguchi, Kiik

    The prisoners of the Japanese Internment Camp at Gila River escape the bonds of their harsh confinement into a beguiling multitude of mythic, dreamlike journeys in the magical realist rendition of a shameful chapter in our history.

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  • We Ride Upon Sticks

    We Ride Upon Sticks

    Barry, Quan

    The 1989 Danvers high school field hockey team discovers a winning secret buried in the witch trials of their town's colonial past. A wry, offbeat fable of teenage empowerment and self-discovery.

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  • Likes

    Likes

    Bynum, Sarah Shun-lien

    Startling and revelatory short stories that explore the predicaments and struggles of vulnerable and complicated humans as they warily navigate a world of anti-social social media, snap judgements and fleeting celebrity.

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  • If I Had your Face

    If I Had your Face

    Cha, Frances

    Four women living in a Seoul apartment block attempt to build lives within the restrictive confines of gender roles and the wildly unrealistic beauty standards of contemporary Korean society.

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  • Your House Will Pay

    Your House Will Pay

    Cha, Steph

    A real-life racially-charged incident is transfigured into a riveting story about two families’ heartbreaking struggles to transcend rage and loss.

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  • The City of Good Death

    The City of Good Death

    Champaneri, Priyanka

    Banaras on the banks of the Ganges is esteemed a good place to truly die, never to be reborn, but when the ghost of Pramesh's cousin Sagar returns to haunt the living, it is clear that his was not a good death at all.

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  • Days of Distraction

    Days of Distraction

    Chang, Alexandra

    "People think I'm smaller than I am." So begins Jing Jing's reflections on coming of age as an Asian American woman, simultaneously conspicuous and invisible.

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  • Bestiary

    Bestiary

    Chang, K-Ming

    As the pressure to assimilate mounts on three generations of Taiwanese Americans, traditional legends and ancestral lore asserts itself in surreal and unpredictable ways.

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  • A Beginning at the End

    A Beginning at the End

    Chen, Mike

    Six years after the pandemic drove everyone indoors, the residents of one San Francsico neighborhood reluctantly emerge and start to rebuild their world, in real life. A hauntingly timely tale of the near future that is now our present.

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