Mrs. Spring Fragrance: And Other Writings

bySui Sin FarIntroduction byC Pam Zhang

May 11, 2021|
Mrs. Spring Fragrance: And Other Writings by Sui Sin Far
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A rediscovered classic of linked short stories set in San Francisco’s Chinatown, by the first published Asian American fiction writer—with an introduction by C Pam Zhang, bestselling author of How Much of These Hills Is Gold

In this rediscovered classic of linked short stories set in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Sui Sin Far portrays Chinese immigrants as they fall in love, encounter racism, and wrestle with their new Americanized identities—decades before writers like Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan.

By turns tender and dramatic, Mrs. Spring Fragrance tells of the Chinese women and men as they confront prejudice and forced detention; choose to assimilate or stay true to their cultural heritage; meet both kind and predatory Americans; and find love, purpose, and understanding in their new home.

These stories are windows into the lives of everyday people in an unforgiving city, who find solidarity and hope in the most unexpected places.
 
The Modern Library Torchbearers series features women who wrote on their own terms, with boldness, creativity, and a spirit of resistance.
Edith Maude Eaton (1865–1914), who took the pen name Sui Sin Far, was the first Asian American, man or woman, to publish fiction in the United States. The daughter of a Chinese mother and an English father, Eaton began publishing articles about Montreal’s Chinese Canadian community in English-language newspapers a...
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Title:Mrs. Spring Fragrance: And Other Writings
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 7.99 X 5.17 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.99 X 5.17 X 0.5 in
Published:May 11, 2021
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780593241202

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