All that work and still no boys by Kathryn Ma

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Published by University of Iowa Press in Iowa City .

Written in English

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Book details

StatementKathryn Ma
SeriesThe Iowa short fiction award, Iowa short fiction award
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3613.A33 A655 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination147 p. ;
Number of Pages147
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24375390M
ISBN 101587298228
ISBN 109781587298226
LC Control Number2009923716
OCLC/WorldCa318428421

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The Japanese American No-No Boys in World War II. In All That Work and Still No Boys, Kathryn Ma writes short stories with one thing in common: the Chinese American experience in California.

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Table of contents: All That Work and Still No Boys / 1 Second Child / 21 The Scottish Play / 38 For Sale By Owner / 56 Prank / 66 What I Know Now / 83 Dougie / The Long Way Author: Kathryn Ma. In All That Work and Still No Boys, Kathryn Ma exposes the deepest fears and longings that we mask in family life and observes the long shadows cast by history and displacement.

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The novel opens as Ichiro, a no-no boy and second-generation Japanese American man, returns home to Seattle. World War II has just ended, and Ichiro is free for the first time in four years. He has spent. All That Work and Still No Boys by Kathryn Ma The ten short stories in this moving debut collection travel the Chinese diaspora.

Told with grace and humor, the stories challenge. Kathryn Ma is the author of the story collection All That Work and Still No Boys, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction book was named a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Discoveries Book.

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