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Hunger

Hunger

(1998)
A collection of stories by

 
Lan Samantha Chang is the daughter of Chinese immigrants who was born and brought up in America. Her stories represent her search for the truth of her identity, the struggle between two cultures. Here the Chinese principles of fate, the spirit world and the importance of family contrast with the logic of American thought, the possibility of success and achievement for oneself. In her novella, 'Hunger', Tian accepts he will never be a great violinist, but his acceptance of his fate eats away at his soul and his family's. In the story 'Water Names', a grandmother tells elliptical folk-tales set against the mighty torrent of the Changjiang and reminds her granddaughters of their river folk ancestors as they fidget away one dry summer in the Midwest. Lan Samantha Chang's gentle unpeeling of layers of identity and culture to reveal the true self is done with a rare and delicate beauty.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Hunger: A Novella and Stories
Author(s): Lan Samantha Chang
ISBN: 0-393-04664-8 / 978-0-393-04664-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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October 1998 : UK Hardback
Title: Hunger
Author(s): Lan Samantha Chang
ISBN: 1-86159-071-7 / 978-1-86159-071-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

May 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Hunger: A Novella and Stories
Author(s): Lan Samantha Chang
ISBN: 0-393-33795-2 / 978-0-393-33795-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Hunger
Author(s): Lan Samantha Chang
ISBN: 0-14-028848-1 / 978-0-14-028848-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: Hunger
Author(s): Lan Samantha Chang
ISBN: 0-7538-0814-5 / 978-0-7538-0814-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 1998 : UK Paperback
Title: Hunger
Author(s): Lan Samantha Chang
ISBN: 1-86159-073-3 / 978-1-86159-073-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Hunger: A Novella and Stories
Author(s): Lan Samantha Chang
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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