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Hawaiian cowboys

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Publisher:
Black Sparrow Press,
Pub. Date:
1995.
Language:
English
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In this "intriguing collection of 13 short stories" (Library Journal) Chinese-American poet and author John Yau tackles the problems of being an outcast from society and of the essential difficulty of establishing communion with another human being ? large problems, to say the least.Yau, who again deftly captures both the city that he famously haunts (New York City) as well as a variety of other settings, tells these ambitious stor- ies through thirteen different first-person narrators, including in his worlds cockroaches, students, prostitutes, and Norman Rockwell. Yau's ability as a writer is abundantly evident throughout; as Publishers Weekly noted, "[There is] a certain deadpan sensibility whether he's being plain ('A hundred and forty dollars, seven crisp twenties') or perverse ('I guess it's one thing to sleep with a dog, and another thing to sleep with a guy dressed up like a dog') . . . . Throughout, there is a self-consciousness about the difficulty and boundlessness of fiction, as well as an implied glorification of those living off the proverbial beaten path."
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ISBN:
9780876859568
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Grouping Title hawaiian cowboys
Grouping Author yau john
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-02-20 04:19:32AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-16 04:24:35AM

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subject_facet Alienation (Social psychology) -- Fiction, Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Short stories, Social isolation -- Fiction
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