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'Artful, funny, generous and empathetic… Xuan Julian Wang is a radiant new talent.' Lauren Groff, author of Florida
A blazing, intimate collection about a young generation of Chinese millennials, their unconventional sex lives and fantastic technologies, on a quest for every kind of freedom.
In twelve stunning stories of love, family, and identity, Xuan Juliana Wang's debut collection captures the
From a young artist who becomes the unlikely star of a Chinese livestream, to a pair of divers at the Beijing Olympics poised at the edge of success and self-discovery, Wang's unforgettable characters – with their unusual careers, unconventional sex lives and fantastical technologies – share the bold hope that, no matter where they've come from, their lives too can be extraordinary.
'Dazzling and unclassifiable…. Xuan Juliana Wang has the dark soul of an old poet's inkwell, the deep knowing of an ancient remedy, and linguistic incandescence of a megacity skyline.' Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Orphan Master's Son