Water Ghosts

Shawna Yang Ryan (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00
Publisher
Penguin Group
Publish Date
July 27, 2010
Pages
259
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.72 X 0.49 inches | 0.41 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143117278
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About the Author

Shawna Yang Ryan was born in Sacramento, California, and received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MA from the University of California, Davis. In 2002, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan. Water Ghosts, originally published as Locke 1928, was a finalist for the 2008 Northern California Book Award. She currently lives in Berkeley.

Reviews

aArtfully woven, exquisitely modulated, walking a masteras line between ancient Chinese myth and the grit of immigrant life in the Sacramento Delta, "Locke 1928" tells the unforgettable story of a town brought to its knees by loneliness and longing. Complicated, compassionate, haunting, Shawna Yang Ryanas novel feels more like tapestry than words on paper, her prose less like sentences, and more like song.a
aPam Houston, author of "Cowboys Are My Weakness"
aShawna Ryanas "Locke 1928" is a multilayered marvel of a book. The prose is a delight, the characters fascinating, the story richly imagined and heart-rending. This first novel of grace and substance presages a notable literary career for Shawna Yang Ryan.a
aJohn Lescroart, author of "Betrayal"
a"Locke 1928" is an auspicious debut that not only entertains, but opens our eyes to a rich, poignant piece of Chinese-American history.a
aGail Tsukiyama, author of "Dreaming Water"