Parabola: A Novel in 21 Intersections

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CHIASMUS Press, Aug 1, 2008 - Fiction - 323 pages
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Fiction. The simple act of a butterfly flapping its wings, and our journey begins. A tracing modern day mythologies, PARABOLA weaves through genres, mathematical formulas, and photographs, all while following the curve of a parabola, stopping at various points to pick up strands of intersections or stories. Lily Hoang's debut novel offers readers tender snapshots of an Asian-American girl coming-of-age juxtaposed with the Pythagorean belief in numerology placed right beside a physical manifestation of dark matter contrasted with interactive IQ, personality, and psychological tests. Smart, challenging, sad, and kind, by the end of Parabola, you will have moved through every emotion, and you will end right where you began, with that simple act of a butterfly flapping its wings.

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User Review  - Tasia - Goodreads

This book... is a strange book. It isn't linear at all-- it's a parabola. I'm not even sure how to articulate what's going on here. At certain points, mirrored points, there are math equations ... Read full review

Contents

Butterfly Effect
3
Personality Indicator
35
Medicating
53
Copyright

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Lily Hoang's first book, PARABOLA, won the Chiasmus Press Un-Doing the Novel Contest. She is also the author of the novel CHANGING (Fairy Tale Review Press) and the forthcoming novel THE EVOLUTIONARY REVOLUTION (Les Figues Press, 2009-10). She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of English & Women's Studies at Saint Mary's College in Indiana.

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