BARBARIANS ARE COMING : A NOVEL

By: LOUIE, DAVID WONG

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Sterling Lung grew up in the back of his parent's laundry dreaming about being a real American while speaking Chinese to his mother, English to his friends, and very little to the father he seemed always to disappoint. Now twenty-six and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Sterling cooks French food for the WASP ladies of a private club in Connecticut and conducts an arm's-length affair with an old Swarthmore classmate, a Jewish-American Princess from New Canaan, thereby frustrating his father's dream of a doctor son and his mother's scheme for a Chinese bride. For Sterling's parents, the barbarians are not coming: they are here now.

In a tale that alternates between black comedy and out-and-out slapstick, between the pain of a son alienated from his father and a father an alien in his son's native land, The Barbarians Are Coming reveals the deep psychic wounds each man has suffered even as it ultimately leads to a reconciliation that is as moving as it is necessary. Here is a tale of the immigrant experience -- indeed, of the American experience: of the deracination of the second generation and the wrenching losses of the first.

Title: BARBARIANS ARE COMING : A NOVEL

Author Name: LOUIE, DAVID WONG

Categories: Literature, Fiction, Short Story Collections and Author Bios,

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

ISBN Number: 0399146032

ISBN Number 13: 9780399146039

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 158012

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