Oriental Girls Desire Romance by Catherine Liu

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Catherine Liu's novel is a modern day Inferno that weaves a complex and dark vision of urban life."It's encouraging that Liu's... promising debut has been published. It's a small, hopeful sign that perhaps in the future, the literary landscape might be wide enough to accommodate the notion of an Asian woman who doesn't bow down to expectations."--Melissa de la Cruz, Feedmag.

About Catherine Liu

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Liu is assistant professor in the Department of cultural studies and comparative literature and in the department of french and italian at the University of Minnesota.
Published November 2, 1997 by Kaya/Muae. 200 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The first-person tale of a young Chinese-American woman recently returned from an extended stay in China to New York in the 1980s, this muddled debut reads more like a rough draft than a coherent novel.

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Any "starving artist," student, or hobo philosopher-dreamer who lived in New York in the 1980s will remember it as a place much like Tokyo in the early 1990s: full of people, money (everyone else's), high life, low life, long days and longer nights, but mostly full of freedom, danger, and opportu...

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