The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang (Hardback)

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9781911590637
Published:
03 Feb 2022
Format:
Hardback
Dimensions:
320 pages - 216mm x 135mm x mm

When restaurant owner Leo 'Big' Chao is found frozen to death in the family's meat freezer, presumed murdered, a series of scandalous events force the locals of Lake Haven, Wisconsin to turn their attention to the motives of the three Chao sons. Dagou, the oldest and most reckless, and presupposed heir to the business. Ming, the accomplished city lawyer, determined to sever ties with Haven's Asian community once and for all. James, the naive college student only just learning of his family's troubles. As Dagou 'Dog Eater' Chao is held on trial and the previously overlooked Asian community is forced under the spotlight, the Chao family's turbulent history spills into the public eye while a seemingly pleasant small town looks on in disbelief...

About the Author: Lan Samantha Chang is the author of the award-winning books Hunger and Inheritance, and the novel All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost. Her work has been translated into nine languages and has been chosen twice for The Best American Short Stories. A recent Berlin Prize winner, she has received creative writing fellowships from Stanford University, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Samantha lives in Iowa City, where she is director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

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