Take Me Home by Brian Leung
A Novel

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Take Me Home is a riveting novel of two heroic people attempting to transcend the prejudices of their time and place. . . . Skillful artistry and empathy.” —Ron Rash, author of Serena and One Foot in Eden

“Leung’s writing is exquisite, deceptively plain, deeply felt and spiritually high, with dead-on depictions of the world as it is.” —San Francisco Chronicle

From Brian Leung, author of Lost Men and World Famous Love Acts (winner of both the Asian American Literary Award and the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction) comes a story of forbidden friendship in an Old West mining town. Set amidst the racial tensions surrounding the Rock Springs Massacre, Take Me Home makes the desperate coal mine culture of Wyoming come alive. Readers of Annie Dillard and Annie Proulx will thrill for the latest book by this exciting voice in American literature.

 

About Brian Leung

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Brian Leung is the author of the novel Lost Men and the short-story collection World Famous Love Acts, a winner of the Asian American Literary Award and the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. He was born and raised in San Diego County, and currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Louisville.
 
Published October 5, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 307 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Westerns. Fiction

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The “home” of the title is the minuscule (and aptly named) settlement of Dire, Wyo., where Addie Maine revisits a locus of love and loss 40 years after the tragic events that had transpired there.

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Dallas News

Now comes Brian Leung's heartfelt second novel, Take Me Home, set in the rough mining town of Dire, Wyo., where an improbable love affair develops between a white woman and a Chinese man.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Together, Addie and Wing harbor a secret, and when racial tensions escalate to a combustion point, Addie will face a devastating choice between fighting for what is right .

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The American Book Center Blog

Take Me Home by Brian Leung is a novel set in Wyoming in the 1880’s about a young and adventurous woman who moves to the West to go live with her brother in a mining town.

Oct 18 2010 | Read Full Review of Take Me Home: A Novel

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The Anniston Star

The riot in Roc Springs Mr. Leung recreates in Dire, and Addie finds herself in the middle of the mass murders and vandalism.

Jun 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Take Me Home: A Novel

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