Home Remedies (Hardcover)


By Xuan Juliana Wang

Hogarth, 9781984822741, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

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"Artful, funny, generous and empathetic… Xuan Julian Wang is a radiant new talent.”

In twelve stunning stories of love, family, and identity, Xuan Juliana Wang's debut collection captures the unheard voices of an emerging generation. Young, reckless, and catapulted toward uncertain futures, here is the new face of Chinese youth on a quest for every kind of freedom.

From a crowded apartment on Mott Street, where an immigrant family raises its first real Americans, to a pair of divers at the Beijing Olympics poised at the edge of success and self-discovery, Wang's unforgettable characters - with their unusual careers, unconventional sex lives and fantastical technologies - share the bold hope that, no matter where they've come from, their lives too can be extraordinary.

Crossing the boundaries of space and time, and fusing cultural heritage with the chaos of the modern world, Home Remedies announces the arrival of beguiling new voice in American fiction.

About the Author

Xuan Juliana Wang was born in Heilongjiang, China, and moved to Los Angeles when she was seven years old. She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow from Stanford University, and received her MFA from Columbia University. She recently moved out of a 270-square-foot- apartment in Chinatown Manhattan, and is looking for a place to call home in California. This is her first book.

Praise For Home Remedies: Stories

"The stories in Home Remedies are so artful, funny, generous and empathetic that they'll linger in readers for weeks after you finish the book. Xuan Juliana Wang is a radiant new talent.' — Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies

"The stories in this dazzling collection interrogate the fractures, collisions and glorious new alloys of what it means to be a Chinese Millennial. Xuan Juliana Wang has the dark soul of an old poet’s inkwell, the deep knowing of an ancient remedy, and linguistic incandescence of a megacity skyline." — Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Orphan Master's Son

"With style, verve and grace, Wang brings a new perspective to stories about family and community. Both modern and innovative, her stories surprise and challenge in wonderful, wonderful ways." — Weike Wang, — author of Chemistry