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"The notion of home has always been elusive. But as evidenced in these stories, poems, and testaments, perhaps home is not so much a place, but a feeling one embodies. I read this book and see my people--see us--and feel, in our collective outsiderhood, at home." --Ocean Vuong, author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds

Asian diasporic writers imagine "home" in the twenty-first century through an array of fiction, memoir, and poetry. Both urgent and meditative, this anthology moves beyond the model-minority myth and showcases the singular intimacies of individuals figuring out what it means to belong.

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Price: $18.95  $17.43
Publisher: Feminist Press
Published Date: March 13, 2018
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 5.4 X 1.0 X 7.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
ISBN: 9781936932016
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About the Author

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of the novel Harmless Like You. She is British, Japanese, Chinese, and American--hyphenation and ordering vary depending on the day. She has a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from the UW-Madison, and was an Asian American Writers' Workshop fellow. Her short work has appeared in Granta, The Guardian, Guernica, Apogee, and the White Review, among other places. She has received residencies from the Gladstone Library and Hedgebrook. Viet Thanh Nguyen's novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Other honors include the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction from the American Library Association, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, a Gold Medal in First Fiction from the California Book Awards, and the Asian/Pacific American Literature Award from the Asian/Pacific American Librarian Association. His other books are Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction) and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. His newest book is a short story collection, The Refugees, published in February 2017 from Grove Press.

Reviews

"Language allows for many homes, and perhaps the writers--and readers of the anthology too--will succeed in returning home, or finding a home, through these words." --NPR.org

"Effectively dismantling all sorts of stereotypes, Buchanan's anthology gives voice to notions of identity, belonging and displacement that are much more vast, complex and textually rich than mere geography." --Shelf Awareness

"This powerful collection will push readers." --Publishers Weekly

"Messy, generous, and often electrifying." --Foreword Reviews

"Readers, no matter their background, will find much to enjoy and contemplate here." --Booklist

"Go home, whatever, whoever, however, wherever that might be, and take this book with you." --8asians

"Revolutionary for all the iterations of "home" it shows through fiction, poetry, and memoir, sure to provoke a full range of emotions to swoon and clutch in my chest." --Literary Hub

"It reads like a loud urgent chorus about belonging and rejection--being here and there and nowhere at once." --Largehearted Boy

"Go Home! is particularly timely now, but the quality and the variety of the writing included means that the anthology will be just as engrossing and important a read in years to come." --BUST Magazine

"A can't-miss collection." --Book Riot

"Bold and devastating. . . the very definition of reclamation." --The International Examiner

"The notion of home has always been elusive. But as evidenced in these stories, poems, and testaments, perhaps home is not so much a place, but a feeling one embodies. I read this book and see my people--see us--and feel, in our collective outsiderhood, at home." --Ocean Vuong, author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds

"There is a whole range of expression in this book, delving deeply into the manifold experiences of being a perpetual alien. To be from nowhere is the state of Asian diaspora, but there is also a wild humor and imagination that comes from being underestimated, rarely counted, hardly seen. Here, we begin to draw the hopeful outlines of a collective history for those so disparate yet often lumped together." --Jenny Zhang, author of Sour Heart

"Go Home! is a bold, eclectic chorus that provides an invigorating antidote to the xenophobia of our times." --Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being

"This anthology displays the colors of the liminal--half-tones and undertones mixing the wry, the irreverent, the outraged, the lyric, and the longing. A composite portrait of the Asian diasporic experience today." --Monica Youn, author of Blackacre: Poems

"Hats off to Rowan Hisayo Buchanan for putting together such a rich and diverse anthology. In these dark times, we need these voices and stories more than ever." --Jessica Hagedorn, author of Dogeaters

"In this new and daring collection, I find myself reliving moments of heartbreak that can only come from living in between two cultures--but also feeling profound relief in discovering I am not alone in these private burdens and joys. Go Home! should be celebrated, as reading it is a homecoming in itself." --Yumi Sakugawa, author of There Is No Right Way to Meditate: And Other Lessons