Terry Hong

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Skin Deep

With just the right mix of clever twists, endearing charm, looming threats, and contemporary issues (identity, privilege, cultural appropriation, the ugliest parts of the beauty trade), literary novelist Woo (Love Love) debuts quite the absorbing new mystery series, hopefully with multiple volumes to come.

Four Asian American Narrators Take the Mic

Glorious Boy

A riveting amalgam of history, family epic, anticolonial/antiwar treatise, cultural crossroads, and more, this latest from best-selling author Liu (Face) is a fascinating, irresistible marvel.

Latitudes of Longing

Extraordinarily affecting, this work should be a priority acquisition for all libraries with astute, globally hungry patrons.

How To Pronounce Knife

Cosmopolitan aficionados of pristine short fiction--think Paul Yoon, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Phil Klay--will want to read. [See Prepub Alert, 10/7/19.]


New Waves

Savvy and savage (with plenty of racist, sexist, sociopolitical bite), pop lit doyen Nguyen’s fiction debut is poised to trigger “new waves.”

Beside Myself

Short-listed for the 2017 German Book Prize, Salzmann’s multilayered first novel should find resonance with cosmopolitan Stateside audiences, most especially with internationally savvy LGBTQIA readers.

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Anappara’s journalist training helps create a keen sense of place populated by vivid characters, but her fiction skills aren’t quite as honed, and the narrative drags, proving more unsatisfying than edifying. For larger collections. [See Prepub Alert, 8/5/19.]

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