Charlie Chan Is Dead 2 by Jessica Hagedorn

Charlie Chan Is Dead 2

More than a decade after its initial publication, the groundbreaking anthology Charlie Chan Is Dead remains the best available source for contemporary Asian American fiction. Edited by acclaimed novelist and National Book Award nominee Jessica Hagedorn, Charlie Chan Is Dead 2: At Home in the World brings together  forty-two fresh, fascinating voices in Asian American writing—from classics by Jose Garcia Villa and Wakako Yamauchi to exciting ne...

Details Charlie Chan Is Dead 2

TitleCharlie Chan Is Dead 2
Release DateFeb 24th, 2004
PublisherPenguin Books
GenreShort Stories, Fiction, Anthologies, Literature, Asian Literature

Reviews Charlie Chan Is Dead 2

  • Jenni
    I had to read this for a class and didn't have high expectations, since I had never been a big reader of short stories. But after reading Sexy by Jhumpa Lahiri, which has now become my favorite short story of all time, I began to realize that short stories can be one of the most inspiring forms of writing. Some of the stories are confusing and many of the stories have a sexual nature but all and all worth checking out if you like short stories.
  • Sammy
    A collection of short stories by Asian-American authors. Very good Asian-American authors. Chilling. Shocked. Powerful prose that shakes the soul leaving one numb.Everyone who met me the last week thought I was depressed or upset: I could only tell them that I was reading and feeling a little shell-shocked.Not the whole truth. I feel sick. There is a small little tuff of nausea in my stomach going through each page of the book. I wished the edito...
  • Bryan Worra
    Who says the short story is dead? The quality of the individual stories tends to skew very high, and in evaluating the anthology as a whole, it is a good value as a means to introduce one's self to both established and emerging writers within the Asian American community and to observe the different narrative strategies that might be employed to convey both personal and community experiences.One shouldn't walk away thinking this is THE definitive...
  • amy
  • Brandon Potter
    I wouldn't normally read this, but it's for a Lit class.
  • Jennifer Li
    You've got to pick and choose from the semi-crappy to semi-decent stories, but I like the efforts of those who compiled this book so here is my hurrah for Asians and Asian Americans.
  • Catherine
    I had to read this book for my Asian American Lit. class. Full of short stories by AA writers. A few of my favorites: Rico, sexy, Two Parables: Moon.
  • Valery
    A brilliant collection of Asian and Asian American short stories.