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  • Published: 4 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473571723
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
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Bestiary




An electrifying debut novel about three generations of women in a Taiwanese -American family, and the family mythsand trauma they inherit and survive.

BESTIARY as a fractured novel about three generations of a matriarchal Taiwanese-American family and the mythology of their migrations. It explores lesbian girlhood, intergenerational queerness, trauma, abuse, mental illness, and the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality as Asian-Americans in California and the American South. Through a magical realist/fabulist/supernatural lens, it retells indigenous Taiwanese and Chinese myths and 'queers' lineage by centering these women’s voices and their bodily transformations into beasts, animals, mothers, daughters. It attempts to explore and subvert what it means to tell/canonize a story, and what it means to survive and inherit ghosts and let them speak through you. I wanted to pay homage to - and radically revise - the 'folktales' that are often excluded from patriarchal history-keeping.

  • Published: 4 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473571723
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
Categories:

About the author

K-Ming Chang

K-Ming Chang was born in the year of the tiger. She is a Kundiman Fellow and a Lambda Literary Award finalist in poetry. Her poems have been anthologized inInk Knows No Borders, Best New Poets 2018, Bettering American Poetry Vol. 3, the 2019 Pushcart Prize Anthology, and elsewhere. Raised in California, she now lives in New York.

Praise for Bestiary

Chang makes a spell rise from every wound, and I'm caught all the way up in this magic. Kristin Chang is one of the best emerging writers out there

Danez Smith

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