Set in the fictional California coastal town of Rosarita Bay, a collection of stories features such characters as Annie Yun, whose passion for country music has her longing for a cowboy, ex-fisherman Alan Fujitani, stuck in romantic widowerhood, and the competitive “Oriental Hair Poets,” whose handcrafted chairs are museum pieces.
“Elegant and engrossing…[an] unusually complete portrait of contemporary Asian America.”—Los Angeles Times…”A gem….Lee has captured this truth beautifully, wisely, and with winning economy.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer
As the Los Angeles Times noted in its profile of the author, “few writers have mined the [genre of ethnic literature] as shrewdly or transcended its limits quite so stunningly as Don Lee.” Harking “back to the timeless concerns of Chekhov: fate, chance, the mystery of the human heart” (Stuart Dybek), these interconnected stories “are utterly contemporary,…but grounded in the depth of beautiful prose and intriguing storylines” (Asian Week). They paint a novelistic portrait of the fictional town of Rosarita Bay, California, and a diverse cast of complex and moving characters. “Nothing short of wonderful…surprising and wild with life” (Robert Boswell), Yellow “proves that wondering about whether you’re a real American is as American as a big bowl of kimchi” (New York Times Book Review).
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