State of Wonder by Ann Patchett: The Hero’s Journey

This week I read the novel State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. While there are aspects of the book I might quarrel…

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October 1 is ZHANG BOYS Day

My novel in stories, WHAT THE ZHANG BOYS KNOW, will be published on October 1, 2012. (Advance copies are already…

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I am interviewed in r.kv.r.y quarterly literary journal

The terrific online magazine r.kv.r.y, which earlier this summer published my story “The Year of the Rooster,” has just put…

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