Trying to Find Chinatown

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Paperback, 320 pages ISBN: 9781559361729Publication Date:
10 Jan 2000
Size: 215mm x 136mm£16.99

Trying to Find Chinatown

By David Henry Hwang

Paperback £16.99

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A collection of work by the pre-eminent Asian-American author.

David Henry Hwang is known for exploring the complex relationships which bridge Eastern and Western culture in modern America. It is a subject that has long haunted American drama: how, in a land of immigrants, does one deal with one's heritage and construct a sense of identity.

Included in this volume are:

Bondage, a one-act study of racial stereotypes and sexual myths set in an S & M parlour

The Dance and the Railroad, a haunting play about the inhuman conditions of the railroad workers in the 1860s American West

Family Devotions, a biting work which probes the religious conflicts in a modern Chinese-American family

F.O.B, meaning Fresh off Boat, explores the conflicts between the old and new worlds

The House of the Sleeping Beauties, based on a novella by a famed Japanese author, Yasunari Kawabata

The Sound of a Voice, another reworking of a Kawabata story set in feudal Japan

Trying to Find Chinatown, concerns two men in New York, one trying to investigate his Asian-American heritage, the other trying to shake free

The Voyage, the libretto for the Philip Glass opera, which re-examines American history.

Press Quotes

'Hwang has the potential to become the first important dramatist of American public life since Arthur Miller, and maybe the best of them all

Time Magazine

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 320 pages ISBN: 9781559361729Publication Date:
10 Jan 2000
Size: 215mm x 136mm£16.99

Also by David Henry Hwang:

Chinglish
Yellow Face
Golden Child
Flower Drum Song

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