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Non Fiction Takes A Certain Vulnerability

We’ve recommended reading up on Jenny Zhang‘s Sour Heart before, this interview in Hazlitt is one of our favorites. “And maybe this is crude to talk about, it’s not even that I don’t want to write a memoir. Beyond that, do you understand...Show More Summary

“Call it humanistic indecency”

Recommended Reading: Katy Waldman on Jenny Zhang’s Sour Heart. The post “Call it humanistic indecency” appeared first on The Millions.

Girls Who Know: Jenny Zhang’s Sour Heart

Confessional without the shame of confession, the best stories in Sour Heart feel like they are being poured from a girl heart right to your ear.

Sour Heart Sets the “Model Minority” Myth on Fire

Sour Heart, the tremendous debut story collection by Jenny Zhang, is structured as a theme and variations, the theme being first-generation Chinese American daughters living in New York City. Each of its six narrators, speaking from a grown-up present, is a tilted mirror for the others. Show More Summary

RECAP: ‘Real Housewives of Dallas’ Brandi and Stephanie’s Friendship Sours After Summer-long Feud!

Howdy, y’all! Guess who’s back for a second unpaid season? Why it’s The Real Housewives of Dallas. Bless their hearts, they’re giving the drama and dysfunction another go. We have two new housewives to meet and apparently these ladies have real money. Won’t that be fun! Just letting you know, this first episode is for […]

Jenny Zhang’s Obscene, Beautiful, Moving Story Collection, “Sour Heart

Jia Tolentino reviews Jenny Zhang’s new short-story collection, “Sour Heart,” a feminist bildungsroman that depicts a collective coming of age.

In Between the In-Between: Talking with Jenny Zhang

Jenny Zhang discusses her story collection Sour Heart, trying to escape the past, collective versus individual responsibility for trauma, and love as imprisonment.

Jenny Zhang’s Sour Heart Is a Knockout

The tricky thing about child narrators is that, like children themselves, they are often obnoxious. They can also be too cute, too smart, cloying, fatally earnest, or too innocent to be interesting. You want to put them to bed or kick them off the plane, or seek out the company ... More »

Book Review: Jenny Zhang’s raw Sour Heart is an unforgettable debut collection

Jenny Zhang’s characters and scenic precision stand out in her debut collection of short stories, Sour Heart: Stories, a book that illuminates the lives of six young Chinese immigrant girls wrestling with what defines their history, family, womanhood, friendships, and themselves. Show More Summary

Sour Hearts

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

For Jenny Zhang, author of a debut collection of short stories, the most tragic thing about most people is what others can’t see. Her characters are filled with battle scars whose origins remain invisible.

Jenny Zhang’s Coming-Of-Age Stories Will Leave A Mark On Your Heart

A conversation with the writer about being shy, gross body stuff, and her gorgeous first story collection, Sour Heart.

Author Jenny Zhang on China, Family, Class, and Her Short-Story Collection Sour Heart

Though Jenny Zhang first made a name for herself as a poet and online essayist, her true passion has always been writing fiction. Born in China and raised in New York, Zhang graduated from Stanford University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop before returning to the city. Her first book of ... More »

Tuesday New Release Day: Zhang; Perrotta; Binet; Senna; Gurnah; Lish

Out this week: Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang; Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta; The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet; New People by Danzy Senna; Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah; and White Plains by Gordon Lish. For more on these...Show More Summary

'Sour Heart,' a love letter to Chinese-American 'Girls'

Jenny Zhang's short story collection 'Sour Heart' is the first book from Lenny, the new literary imprint from Lena Dunham. A 3-star book review.        

Kylier's Fans Are Outraged by Her Brand's "Gross" and "Sexualized" Blush Names

Fans were excited to learn of Kylie's upcoming blush launch, but for many, that enthusiasm quickly soured when they learned of the shade names. As you can see above, the titles are not for the faint of heart. The five colors are named...Show More Summary

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 Clip: “Mr. Wick Is On His Way To See You, Sir”

John Wick was a film that won audience’s heart with a puppy, soured it with said puppy’s death, and paid it all off with a rewarding tale of revenge. The gun-fu action was top notch, and with few words being tossed around, the all-around badass Keanu Reeves was very much in his element. Show More Summary

I Don’t Hate You, I Never Could

To hate is to treat that person with spite, to fill your heart with sourness, to live a life that is bitter and angry. And with you, I can’t do that.

Meryl Streep’s broken heart

Meryl Streep is a very great screen actor. That is all President-elect Trump needed to say in response to her extremely disobliging remarks about him at the Golden Globes. Such public magnanimity would have made her look sour, mean and diminished by comparison. Show More Summary

Broken heart syndrome mimicking heart attack symptoms, the risk may increase with active marijuana use: Study

11 months agoHealth : Bel Marra Health

According to new research presented to the American Heart Association, active marijuana use has the potential to increase the risk of broken heart syndrome, which can feel like a heart attack. When relationships go sour, people jokeShow More Summary

“Declaration of Unity” Calls for Racial Justice and Migrant Rights

“Calling the border crossers, footsteps mourning lost homelands. Calling beautiful black men, beating hearts stilled by police bullets. Calling incarcerated mothers, milk souring behind bars. Calling the forgotten bodies, seeping sorrow into the Mediterranean. Show More Summary

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