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Bestiary : a novel

Author: K-Ming Chang
Publisher: New York : One World, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"One evening, Ma tells Daughter a story about a tiger spirit who lived in a woman's body, named Hu Gu Po. She hungered to eat children, especially their toes. Soon afterwards, Daughter awakes with a tiger tail. And more mysterious events follow: Holes in the backyard spit up letters penned by her grandmother; a visiting aunt leaves red on everything she touches; another aunt arrives with eels in her belly. All the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Magic realism (Literature)
Magic realist fiction
Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chang, K-Ming,
Bestiary
New York : One World, [2020]
(DLC) 2019040854
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K-Ming Chang
ISBN: 9780593132586 0593132580 9780593132593 0593132599
OCLC Number: 1126391842
Description: 259 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by K-Ming Chang.

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"One evening, Ma tells Daughter a story about a tiger spirit who lived in a woman's body, named Hu Gu Po. She hungered to eat children, especially their toes. Soon afterwards, Daughter awakes with a tiger tail. And more mysterious events follow: Holes in the backyard spit up letters penned by her grandmother; a visiting aunt leaves red on everything she touches; another aunt arrives with eels in her belly. All the while, Daughter is falling for her neighbor, a girl named Ben with mysterious powers of her own. As the two young lovers translate the grandmother's letters, Daughter begins to understand that each woman in her family embodies an old Taiwanese myth--and that she will have to bring her family's secrets to light in order to change their destiny. With a poetic voice of crackling electricity, K Ming Chang is an explosive young writer who combines the wit and fabulism of Helen Oyeyemi with the magical realist aesthetic of Maxine Hong Kingston. Tracing one family's history from Mainland China to Taiwan, from Arkansas to California, Bestiary is a novel of migration, queer lineages, and womanhood"--

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