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Gods of want : stories

Title
Gods of want : stories / K-Ming Chang.
Author
Chang, K-Ming
Publication
[New York] : Random House Audio, 2022.
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Description
1 online resource (1 sound file (06 hr., 47 min., 40 sec.)) : digital.
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Audiobooks.
  • Short stories.
  • Lesbian fiction.
  • Electronic audiobooks.
ISBN
9780593558997
OCLC
1335597536
Author
Chang, K-Ming, author.
Title
Gods of want : stories / K-Ming Chang.
Publisher
[New York] : Random House Audio, 2022.
Edition
Unabridged.
Playing Time
064740
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Medium
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Performer
Read by Nancy Wu, Natalie Naudus, Catherine Ho, Annie Q and Elaine Wang.
Summary
Startling stories that center the bodies, memories, myths, and relationships of Asian American women, in the vein of the electrifying relationships in Killing Eve and Yellowjackets--from the National Book Award "5 Under 35" honoree and author of Bestiary "Wise, energetic, funny, and wild, Gods of Want displays a boundless imagination anchored by the weight of ancestors and history."--Kali Fajardo-Anstine, author of Sabrina & Corina and Woman of LightIn "Auntland," a steady stream of aunts adjust to American life by sneaking surreptitious kisses from women at temple, buying tubs of vanilla ice cream to prepare for citizenship tests, and hatching plans to name their daughters "Dog." In "The Chorus of Dead Cousins," ghost-cousins cross space, seas, and skies to haunt their live-cousin, wife to a storm chaser. In "Xífù," a mother-in-law tortures a wife in increasingly unsuccessful attempts to rid the house of her. In "Mariela," two girls explore one another's bodies for the first time in the belly of a plastic shark, while in "Virginia Slims," a woman from a cigarette ad comes to life. And in "Resident Aliens," a former slaughterhouse serves as a residence to a series of widows, each harboring her own calamitous secrets. With each tale, K-Ming Chang gives us her own take on a surrealism that mixes myth and migration, corporeality and ghostliness, queerness and the quotidian. Stunningly told in her feminist fabulist style, these are uncanny stories peeling back greater questions of power and memory.
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Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed July 20, 2022).
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Wu, Nancy, narrator.
Naudus, Natalie, narrator.
Ho, Catherine, narrator.
Q, Annie, narrator.
Wang, Elaine, narrator.
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