Book Launch: Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang — in conversation w/ Weike Wang

Book Launch: Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang — in conversation w/ Weike Wang

Thursday Aug 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street @ the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201



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About the Book:

Sour Heart, Zhang’s highly anticipated debut story collection published by Lena Dunham’s Lenny imprint, is an illuminating and innovative collection of seven stories that reveal—through their poetic energy, depth of observation, and intimate exploration of identity and family—what it means to come of age in a society that can’t quite comprehend your unique experience, your otherness.

In her singular, dream-like voice, Zhang introduces us to a number of young female characters growing up in New York City in the 90s. There is Christina, so entangled in the struggles of her own family (immigrants who sacrificed everything for her to be raised in the U.S. and continue to sacrifice everything for her happiness) that she cannot identify who she is without them. There is Stacey, who is forced to reckon with her grandmother’s role in the Cultural Revolution. And there is Annie, who is slowly learning and coming to terms with the power of her own body.

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

Author PhotoJenny Zhang is a poet and writer living in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Moderator:

Weike WangWEIKE WANG is a graduate of Harvard University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry and her doctorate in public health. She received her MFA from Boston University. Her fiction has been published in or is forthcoming from Alaska Quarterly Review, Glimmer Train, The Journal, Ploughshares, Redivider, and SmokeLong Quarterly.

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