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Two Dreams : New and Selected Stories - Shirley Lim

Two Dreams

New and Selected Stories

Paperback Published: 1st April 1997
ISBN: 9781558611689
Number Of Pages: 219

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Two Dreams draws together the best of Shirley Geok-lin Lim’s short fiction from nearly three decades, most of it never before available in the United States, and includes important new work. The setting of these sometimes wryly funny, sometimes heartbreaking stories shifts from the war-torn, tradition-bound Malaysia of Lim’s childhood to the liberating, but confusing and often harsh United States of her adulthood. Her memory is undiluted by nostalgia, her ear is perfectly tuned to the voices of both her old country and her new, and her eye is sharp to the special dilemmas faced by girls and women.

"Evocative writing bolstered by insights into colonialism, race relations, and the concept of the 'other' . . . . This is an entrancing memoir." --Kirkus "Lim writes with such aching precision, revealing and insightfully analyzing changing roles as woman, immigrant, and Other." --San Francisco Chronicle "[Lim] recounts her journey with a poet's eye for detail and a storyteller's gift for narrative." --Ms. magazine "[Lim's] fascinating autobiography reads like a novel, with interesting stories stitched into the quilt of her life." --Washington Post Book World "An extraordinary memoir distinguished by a luminous intellect, painful honesty, lyricism, and humor--the work of a triumphant survivor." --Hisaye Yamamoto, author of Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories Evocative writing bolstered by insights into colonialism, race relations, and the concept of the other . . . . This is an entrancing memoir. "Kirkus" "Lim writes with such aching precision, revealing and insightfully analyzing changing roles as woman, immigrant, and Other." "San Francisco Chronicle" [Lim] recounts her journey with a poet s eye for detail and a storyteller s gift for narrative. "Ms." magazine [Lim s] fascinating autobiography reads like a novel, with interesting stories stitched into the quilt of her life. "Washington Post Book World" "An extraordinary memoir distinguished by a luminous intellect, painful honesty, lyricism, and humorthe work of a triumphant survivor. Hisaye Yamamoto, author of "Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories""

ISBN: 9781558611689
ISBN-10: 1558611681
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: 1st April 1997
Publisher: Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.6  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.32