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UNC Staff are invited to join the Employee Forum book club on April 27, 2017 from 12pm-1pm at Bulls Head Book Shop. We will discuss the book Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hua. The book can be purchased at a special discount online or in the store at Bulls Head Book Shop.

Lunch will be provided with registration. Please email employeeforum@unc.edu if you have special dietary concerns.

Description: 

In this powerful debut collection, Vanessa Hua gives voice to immigrant families navigating a new America. Tied to their ancestral and adopted homelands in ways unimaginable in generations past, these memorable characters straddle both worlds but belong to none.

From a Hong Kong movie idol fleeing a sex scandal, to an obedient daughter turned Stanford imposter, to a Chinatown elder summoned to his village, to a Korean-American pastor with a secret agenda, the characters in these ten stories vividly illustrate the conflict between self and society, tradition and change. In “What We Have is What We Need,” winner of The Atlantic student fiction prize, a boy from Mexico reunites with his parents in San Francisco. When he suspects his mother has found love elsewhere, he fights to keep his family together.

With insight and wit, she writes about what wounds us and what we must survive. Her searing stories explore the clash of cultures and the complex, always shifting allegiances that we carry in ourselves, our family, and our community. DECEIT AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES marks the emergence of a remarkable new writer.

  Location: Bull's Head Bookshop
  Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
  Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Sponsor: Employee Forum
  Price: Free
     
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Matthew Banks mbanks@email.unc.edu

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