Diamond Grill

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NeWest, 1996 - Fiction - 176 pages
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These acclaimed stories describe what it's like to be half-white, half-Asian in contemporary North America. The stories tell of family and identity, migration and integration, culture and self-discovery through family history, memory, glimpses of life and the occasional recipe. Diamond Grill is a rich banquet where Salisbury steak shares a menu with chicken fried rice and bird's nest soup sets the stage for Christmas plum pudding; where white prejudices against Chinese people and Chinese prejudices against white people simmer behind the shiny-clean surface of the cafe.

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User Review  - Derek Newman-Stille - Goodreads

Wah creates a recipe for himself in this text, intertwining ideas of ethnicity with imagery of food. But, like any good recipe, it is a subjective piece, forming a rough guideline by the chef, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Allison - Goodreads

I'm usually not a fan of poetic prose but I liked the way the words flowed, even if I didn't understand some of what Wah was trying to say (haha). The stuff I did get was about hyphenation and race and memories, which was moving. Read full review


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