American Eyes: New Asian-American Short Stories for Young Adults

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Lori M. Carlson
Fawcett Juniper/Ballantine Books, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 138 pages
In this unique collection of touching and heartfelt short stories, ten young Asian-American writers re-create the conflicts that all young people feel living in two distinct worlds -- one of memories and traditions, and one of today. Whether it includes dreams of gossiping with the prettiest blond girl in class, not wanting to marry the man your parents love, or discovering that your true identity is ultimately your decision, these extraordinary stories by writers of Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Hawaiian, Filipino, and Korean descent explore the confusion and ambivalence of growing up in a world different from the one their parents knew -- and the choices we all must make when looking for a world to which we want to belong.

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These consistently superb stories focus on Asian- American youths, but the messages and feelings described are universal. The themes are generation gaps, identity crises, displacement. In the first of ... Read full review

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What issues do Asian young adults face? Why the same issues faced by American teens everywhere. Of course there may be a slightly different slant on the issues because of the Asian culture. This book ... Read full review

Contents

Blonde by KATHERINE MIN
1
Housepainting by LAN SAMANTHA CHANG
11
Home Now by RYAN OBA
25
Summer of My Korean Soldier
34
Singing Apples by CYNTHIA KADOHATA
46
Knuckles by MARY F CHEN
59
Fortune Teller by NGUYEN DUC MINH
77
Excerpt from Bone by FAE MYENNE NG
103
A Matter of Faith by PETER BACHO
125
About the Contributors
137

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About the author (1996)

Lori Carlson is an editor, writer, and translator who splits her time between New York, Connecticut, and North Carolina. She lectures at Duke University in the spring. She was married to the late author Oscar Hijuelos.

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