The Peaches: How to Punish the Fruit of Your Own Flesh
My grandmother wanted a perfect funeral for the man who’d beaten and abused her for all fifty years of their marriage.
May-lee Chai is the author of eight books, including the memoir Hapa Girl, a Kiriyama Prize Notable Book; the novel Tiger Girl, which won an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature; and her original translation from Chinese to English of the 1934 Autobiography of Ba Jin. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University.
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“I am unmoored, my place not easily defined, my presence not immediately understood.”
With words, spelled correctly or not, I could say exactly how I felt: like my head was a ball of snakes, like something extraordinary for once.