Our Favorite Books of 2017
What astonishes us about this year's best books is their audacity, their inventiveness, and their ability to delight and devastate in equal measure. In a field rich with powerful voices, these spoke to us most urgently.
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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.