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Mixed Race Experience in Celeste Ng's EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU

Not many characters in literature look like me. Half Chinese and half white, I'm used to reading about people who could occupy one half of my family tree, but rarely about the person who emerges where their branches join. I'm speaking about the mixed race experience: complex, elusive, and with a racial identity wholly separate from either person who birthed and raised you.


So I felt grateful and enriched to read Celeste Ng's masterfully constructed Everything I Never Told You. Many have praised the novel's confident drive, deft omniscience, and intricate storytelling, but I ...
December 1, 2015 | Sonya Larson

Readings for Writers: Pick of the Week 1/30/15

Every few weeks, a member of the Grub community recommends a book they find helpful or inspirational from a craft perspective. This week, Grub staff member Sonya Larson recommends one of her favorite plays. 

January 30, 2015 | Sonya Larson

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