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Sour Heart: Stories
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Sour Heart: Stories


作者  /  Jenny Zhang

出版社 / Lenny

出版日期 / 2017/08/01

商品語言 / 英文

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華人移民家庭女孩的暗黑成長詩篇

★ 影集《女孩我最大》製作人莉娜.丹恩,棋下出版社「Lenny」首部作品
──新秀華裔美國詩人Jenny Zhang筆鋒犀利的短篇小說集

本書以1990年代移民至美國紐約的中國與台灣中下階層人物為主角,透過華人移民家庭裡的女兒敏銳而犀利的眼光,如何看待並批判周遭的世界,描繪移民家庭的艱辛與現實黑暗面,她們在那個過於殘酷的世界裡成長,尋找身分認同,探索性別、種族與階級議題,也探討家人的意義與羈絆。

他們為了更好的生活飄洋過海,卻因為生計問題在現實的泥淖中不斷掙扎。不管是鑰匙兒童之間的暴力衝突、在垃圾箱找食物、搭上賭場專車以賺取額外費用,或是因為政治因素被迫逃離中國的藝術家,在不歡迎他們的陌生世界裡,卻只能賺取微薄的薪水……作者赤裸呈現中下階層華人移民的貧困生活,嘗試填補他們所拋棄的舊世界與新世界之間的空隙。 

作者筆鋒犀利,在黑暗殘酷的故事裡卻帶有一絲幽默,佐以具衝擊性的故事結局,除了描繪移民生活艱辛的一面,更記錄這些女孩與青少女複雜而混亂的內心、她們的覺醒,以及如何試圖在世界裡找到自己的定位、如何理解與看待周遭的世界。七個短篇故事看似互不相關,卻都以移民家庭中的女兒第一人稱敘述,各自以屬於她們的方式探討身分、了解複雜的人際關係。這是第一代移民內心的糾葛與掙扎,也是複雜而充滿矛盾的人生紀錄。 

A sly debut story collection that conjures the experience of adolescence through the eyes of Chinese American girls growing up in New York City—for readers of Zadie Smith, Helen Oyeyemi, and Junot Díaz


A fresh new voice emerges with the arrival of Sour Heart, establishing Jenny Zhang as a frank and subversive interpreter of the immigrant experience in America. Her stories cut across generations and continents, moving from the fraught halls of a public school in Flushing, Queens, to the tumultuous streets of Shanghai, China, during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. In the absence of grown-ups, latchkey kids experiment on each other until one day the experiments turn violent; an overbearing mother abandons her artistic aspirations to come to America but relives her glory days through karaoke; and a shy loner struggles to master English so she can speak to God.

Narrated by the daughters of Chinese immigrants who fled imperiled lives as artists back home only to struggle to stay afloat—dumpster diving for food and scamming Atlantic City casino buses to make a buck—these seven stories showcase Zhang’s compassion, moral courage, and a perverse sense of humor reminiscent of Portnoy’s Complaint. A darkly funny and intimate rendering of girlhood, Sour Heart examines what it means to belong to a family, to find your home, leave it, reject it, and return again.

Advance praise for Sour Heart


“As I read, I quickly realized that this was something so new and powerful that it would come to shape the world—not just the literary world, but what we know about reality. Zhang’s version of honesty goes way past the familiar, with passages that burst into bold, startling, brilliance. Get ready.”—Miranda July

“Sour Heart blasts open the so-called immigrant narrative by showing us the claustrophobic, demented love of families and by giving us the deepest x-ray of American childhood I can recall. It’s dirty, hilarious, and utterly original.”—Karan Mahajan, author of The Association of Small Bombs

“No terrain is more fraught than the inner world of a girl fighting to define herself, and no writer is better suited to serve as our guide than Jenny Zhang. She is the coolest—wielding a discerning eye and a wicked wit that will cut you and make you cherish the wound she leaves behind. Sour Heart captures the magnificent mess that is the internal lives of young women seeking place—in their families, their communities, their bodies, and, most important, themselves.”—Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness

“Jenny Zhang has an uncanny ability to articulate the most confusing, conflicting, elusive thoughts and feelings—the kinds that occur in under a millisecond but secretly rule our lives. It’s dazzling to witness until one observation or line of dialogue sends you over the edge into the depths of another person’s truth. I emerged from Sour Heart bleary-eyed and in love.”—Tavi Gevinson







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681483379005
ISBN 13 /9780399589386
ISBN 10 /0399589384
EAN /9780399589386

頁數320
尺寸21X14CM
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語言英文
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