The Headmaster’s Wager by Vincent Lam: Read This If

The Headmaster’s Wager by Vincent Lam: Read This If

Well, then. That was an intense read. I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting – it’d been months since I read the description, and I just dove in. The Headmaster’s Wager by Vincent Lam sweeps you along several decades, from the 1940s until the mid 1970s, in Vietnam, from the perspective of a Chinese immigrant. A […]

What the Zhang Boys Know by Clifford Garstang: Impressions

What the Zhang Boys Know by Clifford Garstang: Impressions

What the Zhang Boys Know by Clifford Garstang is, as you might have guessed from the descriptive subtitle, is a book of linked stories, the link here being the Nanking Mansion, an old building renovated into condos in an up-and-coming Chinatown neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The Zhang boys, around 3 and 6, have just lost their […]