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Fruit 'N Food
By Leonard Chang

The Fruit 'N Food

A Novel

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Fruit 'N Food by Leonard Chang

Book Description

When Thomas Pak is hired as a clerk at a Korean grocery, he isn't prepared for the searing racial tensions that threaten to destroy the neighborhood in which he lives and works. His tenuous relationship with the store owners and their young daughter is jeopardized by his own conflicting affiliations of race and class, and these turbulent forces soon converge violently around in the form of a race riot. Thomas Keneally (Schindler's List) wrote of this book: Leonard Chang's vigorous tale is a drama of society's perpetual struggle for renewal and reconciliation. It is an elegant story of the zone of conflict between African and Asian Americans and, in the central character, the poignancy and contradictions of tribalism and fraternity are vividly proved. Library Journal: Chang's gift for unsentimental storytelling is indisputable. The Pacific Reader: The Fruit 'N Food is a thoroughly enjoyable, wonderfully written, socially relevant piece of contemporary fiction. Chang writes with simple elegance that immediately draws the reader in.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780930773793
ISBN-10: 0930773799
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 226
Imprint: Black Heron Press
Publisher: Black Heron Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Takes a look at the lives of Korean immigrants, legal and illegal, in the San Francisco Bay Area. This novel centres on Sam, a widower, who finds himself in debt to a local gangster and Unha, an illegal immigrant working at a night-club. Intertwined with their lives are the lives of - family members, other immigrants, and gangsters.

Dispatches from the Cold by Leonard Chang Dispatches from the Cold, Paperback (July 2009)

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Author Biography - Leonard Chang

Leonard Chang was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. He attended Dartmouth College and received his BA in philosophy from Harvard University, and his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Irvine.

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