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Praised as "utterly remarkable" and "deeply resonant" by Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Viet Thanh Nguyen and Robert Olen Butler, a bold and brilliant debut collection, in the vein of The Refugees, which dramatizes the Chinese diaspora across the globe over the past hundred years.Set on five continents and spanning decades, We Two Alone traces the arc and evolution of the Chinese immigrant experience. A young laundry boy risks his life, pretending to be a girl to play organized hockey in Canada in the 1920s. A Canadian couple is caught when Shanghai succumbs to violence during the Second Sino-Japanese War. A family sttempts to buy a home in South Africa in the early years of apartheid. An actor in New York struggles to keep his career alive while yearning to reconcile with his estranged wife.

About the Author

Jack Wang

Jack received an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in English/creative writing from Florida State University. His fiction has appeared in Joyland Magazine, The Humber Literary Review, and The New Quarterly. In 2014, he was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and awarded the 2014-15 David T. K. Wong Creative Writing Fellowship at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. He is an associate professor in the Department of Writing at Ithaca College, where he specializes in fiction writing.

Jack and his twin brother Holman Wang are the creators of Cozy Classics, the popular board book series that presents well-loved stories through twelve child-friendly words and twelve needle-felted illustrations. They are also the co-creators of Star Wars: Epic Yarns, a new board book series from Chronicle Books. Their illustrations were selected for the 2013 Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Jack lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife, novelist Angelina Mirabella, and his two daughters, aged four and six.

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