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What the Zhang Boys Know

inventive . . . original . . . beguiling
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What the Zhang Boys Know

Breaking News! What The Zhang Boys Know has won the Library of Virginia Award in Fiction. More here

What the Zhang Boys Know, a novel in stories: Set in a condominium building on the edge of Chinatown in Washington, D.C., these stories present the struggle of Zhang Feng-qi, originally from Shanghai, to find a new mother for his sons following the death of his American wife. Along the way, the stories spotlight Zhang’s neighbors as they seek to fill gaps in their own lives. And then there are the Zhang boys, who firmly believe that their mother is coming back. What is it that they know?  Read more —>

In an Uncharted Country

. . . an honest, colorful portrait of the underbelly of small town America.
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In an Uncharted Country

This linked collection of stories is about ordinary men and women in and around Rugglesville, Virginia, as they struggle to find places and identities in their families and the community.   Read more —>

Prime Number Magazine

A journal of distinctive poetry and prose

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Prime Number Magazine Editors’ Selections Vol. 1

Edited by Clifford Garstang, Valerie Nieman, and Tracy Crow, Editors’ Selections Vol. 1 presents highlights from Issues 2, 3, 5, and 7 of Prime Number Magazine.