Vanessa Hua

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Vanessa Hua is the author of Deceit and Other Possibilities, A River of Stars, and the forthcoming novel Forbidden City.


Cover Photo: part of a long wooden desk containing a black desktop computer, keyboard, speakers, clock, and coffee mug, with a black office chair set up in front of it
Where Vanessa Hua Writes

It’s my childhood desk, which I began using again after my father passed away and we moved in with my mother.

Jun 07, 2021
Cover Photo: detail of Onna yu ("Bathhouse Women") by Torii Kiyonaga (1752–1815)

My mother, sister, and I thought we’d fit in at the Japanese spa. Then we found out what “bathing suit optional” actually means.

Sep 30, 2016