Ada Zhang

We are excited to host Ada Zhang in discussion with Lori Feathers on May 23rd at 6:00PM to discuss her new book, The Sorrows of Others.

Description


Set in China and America, in the generations after the Cultural Revolution, The Sorrows of Others is a dazzling collection about people confronted with being outsiders--as immigrants, as revolutionaries, and even, often, within their own families.

In New York City, an art student finds an unexpected subject when she moves in with a grandmother from Xi'an, and boundaries are put into question. When a newlywed couple moves to Arizona, adapting to unfamiliar customs keeps their marriage from falling apart. A woman grapples with what it means to care for another, and the limits of that care, when her dying husband returns from Beijing years after abandoning her. And during a rainy summer in Texas, a visitor exposes the unspoken but unburiable history that binds two families together. Ada Zhang writes with startling honesty and love about lives young and old, in a stunning debut that explores what happens when we leave home and what happens when we stay, and the selves we meet and shed in the process of becoming.

 

About the Author


Ada Zhang is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her short stories have appeared in A Public Space, McSweeney's, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She grew up in Austin, Texas, and now lives in New York City, where she is an associate editor of adult's and children's books at Running Press, an imprint of Hachette Book Group. The Sorrows of Others is her first book.
Tuesday, May 23rd, 6:00PM
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The Sorrows of Others

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By Ada Zhang

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781736370964
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Public Space Books - May 9th, 2023

The Sorrows of Others By Ada Zhang Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781736370964
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Public Space Books - May 9th, 2023

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Ada Zhang talks her dazzling debut collection of shorts stories, THE SORROWS OF OTHERS. In discussion with Lori Feathers