Gold Boy, Emerald Girl

The cover of Yiyun Li’s Gold Boy, Emerald Girl oddly makes me feel nostalgic. Maybe, I do miss stepping on fallen gingko leaves…. The stories included in this collection are all focalized through female characters who are middle-aged or elderly. Lately, I have been obsessed with auntie and grandma figures who populate Asian American literature. So, Li’s short…

When My Name was Keoko

I remember reading Linda Sue Park’s A Single Shard (2001) as a teenager. So, it was nice to pick up one of her books again for a light summer reading. Park is most known for her illustration of premodern Korea in her children’s novels. However, the novel I am about to review, When My Name…