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Life as Sisyphean Sport in Anelise Chen’s So Many Olympic Exertions

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So Many Olympic Exertions shows the limits of living life like a game.

Innocent Mothers and Selfish Daughters

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The daughters of Jenny Zhang’s debut story collection Sour Heart and Yiyun Li’s memoir in essays Dear Friend from My Life I Write to You in Your Life are formed from the hardest love: their mothers’.

The Refugee Narrative as Ghost Story

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Migration, especially for refugees, is a violent crossing. In Viet Thanh Nguyen’s story collection The Refugees and Mai Der Vang’s Afterland, the dead, and all else the living abandoned, refuse to be left behind.