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SOUR HEART: JENNY ZHANG (2018)

SOUR HEART: JENNY ZHANG (2018)

Praised as ingenious by The New Yorker for its “technical artistry with an unfettered emotional directness” Jenny Zhang’s debut short-story collection Sour Heartinterrogates the immigrant experience in eight linked stories told from the perspective of a first-generation, Chinese-American girl living in New York, and was the first acquisition of Lena Dunham’s publishing imprint Lenny Books. It follows poetry, essays and the chapbook Hags, all of which have contributed to marking Zhang out as one of her generation’s most provocative voices. In conversation with Rosabel Tan.