Pangs of Love / The Barbarians Are Coming

By: Louie, David Wong

Price: $85.00

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Book Condition: Fine/Near Fine


This offer includes the two works of fiction by David Wong Louie - "Pangs of Love" and "The Barbarians are Coming" -- both have been SIGNED by him on their title pages! The author, a UCLA professor emeritus of Ceative Writing and Asian American Studies had died in September 2018, at age 63 after a long illness with cancer. The books include 1) "Pangs of Love" (1991-Knopf) -- his debut short story collection which won the Los Angeles Times Book Review First FictionAward and was a New York Times Notable Book of 1991. The stories explore the heart of the Asian-American experience: the bizarre contradictions inherent in assimilation, the acute sense of being an exotic in an inhospitable landscape. 2) "The Barbarians Are Coming" (2000-Putnam) -- By turns antic and deeply moving, it is, ultimately, a powerful depiction of the Chinese-American experience and a profoundly affecting novel about fathers and sons. A template of the American immigrant experience: of the deracination of the second generation, the wrenching losses of the first, and the legacy of misunderstanding that binds the two.

Title: Pangs of Love / The Barbarians Are Coming

Author Name: Louie, David Wong

Categories: Modern First Editions, Debut, First Novel, Short Stories, Asian-American Author, *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Publisher: New York, New York, Knopf/Putnam: 1991

ISBN Number: 0394589572

ISBN Number 13: 9780394589572

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine/Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8840