The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays
Named a notable book of the year by the New York Times Book Review and the Washington Post, and one of the best books of the year by Spectator and Publishers Weekly, The Souls of Yellow Folk is the powerful debut from one of the most acclaimed essayists of his generation. Wesley Yang writes about race and sex without the polite lies that bore us all.
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Stylish and frequently revelatory.--Jon Baskin
With gonzo candor and intellectual capaciousness, Yang's Du Bois-inflected essays probe the identity crises of Asian American men.
Yang's book is a primer to the wider oeuvre of a perceptive writer with undeniably sharp insights into American life.--Theodore Kupfer
He is one of the essential writers we have right now and we are lucky to have him.--Daniel Oppenheimer
Thoughtful, beautifully written essays that explore the dark and conflict-ridden landscapes of our modern conceptions.--Ben Sixsmith
I find the self-conflicted elegance of his prose to be a delight.... Reported essays that often levitate into that fiction feeling on the strength of the author's voice and their sharply observed character studies.--Thomas Beller
As Yang's avid followers already know, his laser scrutiny spares no one--not even Yang himself.
[Yang] channels the extremity of his subject matter into a marvelous style.--Frank Guam
Wesley Yang's unsparing vision always affects me powerfully.--Mark Greif