Home Remedies stories



In twelve stunning stories of love, family, and identity, Xuan Juliana Wang’s debut collection captures the unheard voices of an emerging generation. Young, reckless, and catapulted toward uncertain futures, here is the new face of Chinese youth on a quest for every kind of freedom.

From a crowded apartment on Mott Street, where an immigrant family raises its first real Americans, 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.

Crossing the boundaries of space and time, and fusing cultural heritage with the chaos of the modern world, Home Remedies announces the arrival of a beguiling new voice in American fiction. Author: Xuan Juliana Wang (Hogarth/PRH, May 14, 2019, HC, 240 pp)

Xuan Juliana Wang was born in Heilongjiang, China, and moved to Los Angeles when she was seven years old. She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow from Stanford University and received her MFA from Columbia University. She recently moved out of a 270-square-foot- apartment in Chinatown Manhattan and is looking for a place to call home in California. This is her first book.

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