Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Ten intimate stories about love & loss

Mimi Lok is the author of the story collection Last Of Her Name, published October 2019 by Kaya Press. Last Of Her Name was recently longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection. Lok is the recipient of a Smithsonian Ingenuity Award and an Ylvisaker Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize and the Susan Atefat Arts and Letters Prize for nonfiction.

At Electric Lit she tagged ten intimate stories about love and loss, including:
Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo

A Chinese family trying to make a life for themselves in ’60s England. The mother’s secret past, the father’s folly that puts everything at risk. The sinister, looming presence of the crime syndicate. Intimate, comic, and chilling. Also, possibly the best depiction in literature of the drudgery, cacophony, and adrenaline rush of working in a Chinese restaurant.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue