What the Zhang Boys Know is a wonderful short story collection, although it’s more than just a short story collection. The characters are connected enough for one to feel a sense of continuity and familiarity. The prose is very quick-paced and highly readable and I could probably have finished the book in a day, but there was a sense of comfort in reading just a story or two a day and then subconsciously pondering about them. The writing was also very beautiful, and the different voices across the stories didn’t jar my concentration but instead felt sufficiently seamless and distinct. This one is definitely one of my favorite short story collections.
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