"Elegant and engrossing...[an] unusually complete portrait of contemporary Asian America."—Los Angeles Times..."A gem....Lee has captured this truth beautifully, wisely, and with winning economy."—Cleveland Plain DealerAs the Los Angeles Times noted in its profile of the author, "few writers have mined the [genre of ethnic literature] as shrewdly or transcended its limits quite so stunningly as Don Lee." Harking "back to the timeless concerns of Chekhov: fate, chance, the mystery of the human heart" (Stuart Dybek), these interconnected stories "are utterly contemporary,...but grounded in the depth of beautiful prose and intriguing storylines" (Asian Week). They paint a novelistic portrait of the fictional town of Rosarita Bay, California, and a diverse cast of complex and moving characters. "Nothing short of wonderful...surprising and wild with life" (Robert Boswell), Yellow "proves that wondering about whether you're a real American is as American as a big bowl of kimchi" (New York Times Book Review).
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Review: Yellow: StoriesUser Review - Jennifer Hu - Goodreads
Not just a perfunctory exploration of the variegated Asian-American experience, the stories in here aspire to and often achieve an integrity of shape, so you find yourself at an appropriate ending ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wordebeast - LibraryThing
Definitely the title story is good. Calm, maybe too calm voice. Read full review