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Fiction - Asian and Canadian American Writers -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 40 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book On Earth We
    On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous - by Ocean Vuong

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787331501 | ISBN 10: 1787331504

    **THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**  Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original – poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storyte ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li
    Where Reasons End - by Yiyun Li

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241366905 | ISBN 10: 0241366909

    From the critically acclaimed author of The Vagrants, a devastating and utterly original novel on grief and motherhood.   'Days: the easiest possession. The days he had refused would come, one at a time. They would wait, every daybreak, with t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Severance by Ling Ma
    Severance - by Ling Ma

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781925773279 | ISBN 10: 1925773272

    Winner, Kirkus Prize for Fiction, 2018   Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine: her work, watching movies with her boyfriend, avoiding thoughts of her recently deceased Chinese imm ... more

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  • Cover image of book Marriage Of A Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu
    Marriage Of A Thousand Lies - by SJ Sindu

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781616959470 | ISBN 10: 1616959479

    Lucky and her husband, Krishna, are gay. They present an illusion of marital bliss to their conservative Sri Lankan–American families, while each dates on the side. It’s not ideal, but for Lucky, it seems to be working. But when Lucky’s grandmo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang
    Sour Heart - by Jenny Zhang

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408892374 | ISBN 10: 1408892375

    Winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction A Guardian, Nylon, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, Vulture and Shelf Awareness Book of the Year 2017  Centred on a community of immigrants precariously balanced on the edge of poverty in 19 ... more

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  • Cover image of book White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht
    White Chrysanthemum - by Mary Lynn Bracht

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784705459 | ISBN 10: 1784705454

    'Look for your sister after each dive. Never forget. If you see her, you are safe.'   Hana and her little sister Emi are part of an island community of haenyo, women who make their living from diving deep into the sea off the southernmost tip ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Separation by Katie Kitamura
    A Separation - by Katie Kitamura

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781256619 | ISBN 10: 1781256616

    A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it's time for them to separate. For the moment it's a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, alone, she gets word that her ex-husband has gone missing in a re ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
    The Refugees - by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781472153784 | ISBN 10: 1472153782

    The Refugees is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family.  In The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dark Chapter by Winnie M Li
    Dark Chapter - by Winnie M Li

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785079061 | ISBN 10: 1785079069

    Highly Commended for the CWA Debut Dagger 2015 Shortlisted for the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize 2015 Shortlisted for the Pat Kavanagh Prize 2015 Runner-up in the SI Leeds Literary Prize   Vivian is a cosmopolitan Taiwanese-American tou ... more

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  • Cover image of book How I Became a North Korean by Krys Lee
    How I Became a North Korean - by Krys Lee

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571276233 | ISBN 10: 0571276237

    At the lawless border between North Korea and China, three young lives converge in the hope of a better future.   Yongju is an accomplished student from a prominent but recently disgraced family; Jangmi has had to fend for herself since childh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
    Pachinko - by Min Jin Lee

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786691378 | ISBN 10: 178669137x

    Yeongdo, Korea 1911.   In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married ya ... more

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  • Cover image of book Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
    Do Not Say We Have Nothing - by Madeleine Thien

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783782673 | ISBN 10: 1783782676

    LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016   In Canada in 1991, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests. Her name is Ai-Ming.   As her re ... more

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  • Cover image of book Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
    Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist - by Sunil Yapa

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780349141428 | ISBN 10: 0349141428

    A heart-stopping debut about protest and riot...   1999. Victor, homeless after a family tragedy, finds himself pounding the streets of Seattle with little meaning or purpose. He is the estranged son of the police chief of the city, and today ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ice Candy Man by Bapsi Sidhwa
    Ice Candy Man - by Bapsi Sidhwa

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781907970634 | ISBN 10: 1907970630

    Eight-year-old Lenny is crippled by polio but inquisitive and spirited. She spends her days in the park with her beloved Ayah, surrounded by a plethora of other park-goers: theres the Sikh zoo-keeper, the Pathan, strong Imman Din, and Ice-Candy Man ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee
    On Such a Full Sea - by Chang-Rae Lee

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780349140148 | ISBN 10: 0349140146

    From the beloved award-winning author of Native Speaker and The Surrendered, a highly provocative, deeply affecting story of one woman's legendary quest in a shocking, future America.  On Such a Full Sea takes Chang-rae Lee's elegance of prose, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Family Life by Akhil Sharma
    Family Life - by Akhil Sharma

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571224548 | ISBN 10: 0571224547

    For eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju, life in Delhi in the late 1970s follows a comfortable, predictable routine: bathing on the roof, queuing for milk, playing cricket in the street. Yet, everything changes when their father finds a j ... more

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  • Cover image of book Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani
    Children of the Jacaranda Tree - by Sahar Delijani

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780224619 | ISBN 10: 1780224613

    Iran. Amidst one country's tragedy, three mothers are united by love.  Includes reading group notes.  Tehran, 1983. A city paralysed by fear, its people silenced. And the beating heart of the regime is Evin prison. Yet even within its wall ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Country by Kalyan Ray
    No Country - by Kalyan Ray

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408843345 | ISBN 10: 140884334x

    In November 1989, an Indian couple are discovered murdered in a small town in upstate New York. They lie together as though just disengaged from a long embrace. Yet their murder has been two centuries in the making.   County Sligo, Ireland, 18 ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pearl That Broke its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
    The Pearl That Broke its Shell - by Nadia Hashimi

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780062244765 | ISBN 10: 0062244760

    Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gone to the Forest by Katie Kitamura
    Gone to the Forest - by Katie Kitamura

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781846689246 | ISBN 10: 1846689244

    A gripping and psychologically intense novel about the destruction of a family, a farm, and a way of life, comparable to Coetzee's Disgrace, now in paperback.  Set on a struggling farm in a fiercely beautiful colonial country teetering on the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
    The Lowland - by Jhumpa Lahiri

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408843543 | ISBN 10: 1408843544

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013 and the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2013.   From Subhashs earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-stre ... more

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  • Cover image of book The City of Devi by Manil Suri
    The City of Devi - by Manil Suri

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408833933 | ISBN 10: 140883393x

    Armed only with a pomegranate, Sarita ventures into the empty streets of Mumbai, on the eve of its threatened nuclear annihilation. She is looking for her physicist husband Karun, who has been missing for over a fortnight. She is soon joined on her q ... more

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  • Cover image of book American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar
    American Dervish - by Ayad Akhtar

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780220710 | ISBN 10: 1780220715

    A stirring and explosive debut novel about an American Muslim family's struggling with faith and belonging.  Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother's beautiful, brilliant friend is a family legend. When he learns t ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
    A Tale for the Time Being - by Ruth Ozeki

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857867971 | ISBN 10: 0857867970

    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. 'Hi! My name is Nao, and I am a time being. Do you know what a time being is? Well, if you give me a moment, I will tell you.' Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under the Hawthorn Tree by Ai Mi
    Under the Hawthorn Tree - by Ai Mi

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781844087037 | ISBN 10: 1844087034

    A tragic love story set against the backdrop of the Cultural Revolution, and a major film from the director of House of Flying Daggers.   Jingqiu, an innocent young woman from a politically questionable family in the city, is selected as one o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Drifting House by Krys Lee
    Drifting House - by Krys Lee

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780571276202 | ISBN 10: 0571276202

    A dazzling debut story collection from Korean-American writer Krys Lee.   Alternating between the lives of Koreans struggling through seventy years of turbulent, post-World War II history in their homeland and the communities of Korean immigra ... more

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  • Cover image of book Home Boy by H. M. Naqvi
    Home Boy - by H. M. Naqvi

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780241961506 | ISBN 10: 0241961505

    Meet the Metrostanis, three young Pakistani men in New York City at the turn-of-the- millennium: AC, a gangsta rap spouting academic; Jimbo, a hulking Pushtun deejay from the streets of Jersey City; and Chuck, a wide-eyed, off-the-boat kid, searching ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
    Girl in Translation - by Jean Kwok

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141042749 | ISBN 10: 0141042745

    Kimberly Chang and her mother move from Hong Kong to New York. A new life awaits them - making a new home in a new country. But all they can afford is a verminous, broken- windowed Brooklyn apartment. The only heating is an unreliable oven. They are ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Road to Wanting by Wendy Law-Yone
    The Road to Wanting - by Wendy Law-Yone

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099535980 | ISBN 10: 009953598x

    Na Ga was always in search of a better life. But now she sits, alone, in a hotel room in Wanting, a godforsaken town on the Chinese-Burmese border. Plucked from her wild life as a rural eel-catcher, Na Ga is first abandoned by her would-be rescuers i ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee
    The Surrendered - by Chang-rae Lee

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780349122977 | ISBN 10: 0349122970

    June Han has forged a life thousands of miles from her birthplace: she has built a business in New York, survived a husband, borne a child. But her past holds more secrets than she has ever been able to tell, and thirty years after her escape from wa ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Writing on My Forehead by Nafisa Haji
    The Writing on My Forehead - by Nafisa Haji

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099536741 | ISBN 10: 0099536749

    Free-spirited and rebellious, Saira has grown up in California with her beautiful, obedient sister Ameena. From childhood, she has broken the boundaries between her desire for independence and her familys traditions in particular, her Bombay-bred ... more

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  • Cover image of book Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan
    Evening is the Whole Day - by Preeta Samarasan

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780007271894 | ISBN 10: 0007271891

    A spellbinding, exuberant first novel, set in Malaysia, that introduces us to a prosperous Indian immigrant family, as it slowly peels away its closely guarded secrets.  When the family's servant girl, Chellam, is dismissed from the big house ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
    Unaccustomed Earth - by Jhumpa Lahiri

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747596592 | ISBN 10: 074759659x

    The Number One New York Times bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake.  Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book.  Beginning in America, and spilling back over m ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Age of Shiva by Manil Suri
    The Age of Shiva - by Manil Suri

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747596394 | ISBN 10: 0747596395

    India, 1955. As the scars of Partition are beginning to heal, seventeen-year-old Meera sits enraptured: in the spotlight is Dev, singing a song so infused with passion that it arouses in her the first flush of erotic longing. But when Meera's reveri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Miles from Nowhere by Nami Mun
    Miles from Nowhere - by Nami Mun

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844085446 | ISBN 10: 1844085449

    Joon is a young Korean immigrant living in the Bronx of the 1980s, Her parents have crumbled under the weight of her father's infidelity and mental illness has rendered her mother nearly catatonic. So Joon, at the age of thirteen, decides she's bet ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Hindi-Bindi Club by Monica Pradhan
    The Hindi-Bindi Club - by Monica Pradhan

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780747592761 | ISBN 10: 0747592764

    When East meets West, does Mum really know best?  For decades they have remained close, sharing recipes and customs, and shaped by ancient ways. They are the Hindi-Bindi Club, a nickname given by their daughters to the mothers who left India ... more

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  • Cover image of book Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
    Saving Fish From Drowning - by Amy Tan

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780007216161 | ISBN 10: 0007216165

    Bibi Chen is dead. And she wants to tell you a story.Businesswoman, patron of the arts and socialite Bibi Chen has been killed in mysterious circumstances. Her death may or may not be linked to the disappearance of eleven American tourists in southe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queen of Dreams by Chitra Divakaruni
    Queen of Dreams - by Chitra Divakaruni

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780349119410 | ISBN 10: 0349119414

    'I dream the dreams of other people, so I can help them live their lives.'Rakhi's mother once spoke those words to her daughter when she was a young girl. But now Rakhi is an adult - one in need of help to live her life. An artist and divorced mothe ... more

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  • Cover image of book So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Visions of the Future by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan (Editors)
    So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Visions of the Future - by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan (Editors)

    £17.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781551521589 | ISBN 10: 155152158x

    So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy is an anthology of original new stories by leading African, Asian, South Asian, and Aboriginal authors, as well as North American and British writers of colour.   Stories of imagine ... more

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  • Cover image of book Everything Happens for a Reason by Kavita Daswani
    Everything Happens for a Reason - by Kavita Daswani

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780007160631 | ISBN 10: 0007160631

    What if you were offered something you thought you couldn't have? Like the life you really want...Priya has married a handsome young Indian man living in America. Though she has moved from Delhi to Los Angeles - a land of Hollywood excess and celebr ... more

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