Cover Photo: An illustration of a young girl riding a dragon through the sky
Cover art by Little Brown

Fate and Desire in Asian America

The satisfaction people take in free will comes not from their ability to choose, but from their ability to feel like they’ve chosen.

how strange it is that we are talking about a character’s agency

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

thankfulness

Tiger Writing

want

sheherself

before

feel

feeling

Mostly what people want from free will is control.

5.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

What Happened to Her? And the Strawberry Fieldsmother’s

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

feeling

Tiger Writing

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Matthew Salesses was adopted from Korea and is the author of two novels, THE HUNDRED-YEAR FLOOD and I'M NOT SAYING, I'M JUST SAYING, and three books forthcoming: DISAPPEAR DOPPELGÄNGER DISAPPEAR: A NOVEL (Little A, August 2020), CRAFT IN THE REAL WORLD (Catapult Books, January 2021), and an essay collection (Little A, August 2021). In 2015, Buzzfeed named him one of 32 essential Asian American writers. He teaches fiction writing and Asian American literature at Coe College.