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Sour Heart

Author : Jenny Zhang


IndieBound Staff

This debut short story collection is centred on daughters of Chinese immigrants living in New York City and the struggles and complications of immigration and poverty in the ‘90s. The seven stories look at relationships within families and the history and tales they carry around with them. Each story follows different families but are interconnected throughout the book. Focusing on self-discovery and covering uncomfortable topics, the heavy subject matter is cleverly intertwined with dark humour and intimate detail. The stories are vivid – imagery of struggling families living on top of each other in a box-like apartment in one of the most expensive cities in the world are particularly raw. Sour Heart is a love-letter to Chinese-American girls. - Kara, IndieBound