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Sour Heart
320 pages; Lenny
Wise, generous, and just the right amount of gross, this story collection heralds the arrival of a radical and irresistible literary voice. Mostly set in various New York apartments decidedly not up to code, these seven tales center on the unique ties that bind immigrant Chinese families—the us-versus-the-world relationships that buoy, suffocate, transform, and define the next generation. Although loving your kinfolk can be complicated, loving this astounding debut is a cinch.