Access #2020

Access By Xu Xi Access What do we think we desire What do we truly desire These are the two competing forces underlying Xu Xi s latest fiction collection Access These thirteen tales are at once acerbic and heartbreaking di
  • Title: Access
  • Author: Xu Xi
  • ISBN: 9789881516190
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • Access By Xu Xi
    Access By Xu Xi What do we think we desire What do we truly desire These are the two competing forces underlying Xu Xi s latest fiction collection Access These thirteen tales are at once acerbic and heartbreaking, directing our gaze at the incongruities of human relations and the persistence of wounds our hearts cannot heal Those in the multi culti world of these fictions seek answersWhat do we think we desire What do we truly desire These are the two competing forces underlying Xu Xi s latest fiction collection Access These thirteen tales are at once acerbic and heartbreaking, directing our gaze at the incongruities of human relations and the persistence of wounds our hearts cannot heal Those in the multi culti world of these fictions seek answers to questions they have yet to learn to ask But every so often they glimpse an entry point, and these sightings offer reason to hope, even if access will again be denied, as it inevitably is, for those whose desires strain towards perfection in our highly imperfect world.
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      Xu Xi Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Access book, this is one of the most wanted Xu Xi author readers around the world.

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    • I read this book in advance of a Meet the Author session of our Literary Group with the author I am quite glad I read part of it before I met her and the rest of it after the session Even before the discussion, I was intrigued by the differences in the lives and personalities of each of the protagonists in the individual stories, and similarities in being displaced from their original homeland habitat and how they deal with it Although Xu Xi has settled in New York, a number of the stories have [...]


    • Access Thirteen Tales is an amazing collection of short stories by Xu Xi Set in Hong Kong and among those in the vast Chinese diaspora, the stories are mostly about women, the ties of family, the inescapable consequences of deep enculturation, the pervasive power of money, sex and loneliness Some of the women are highly educated and successful and some barely eke out a living The collection is also very much about what it means to be a Hong Kong Chinese in the opening decades of the 21th century [...]


    • This book caught my eye because I was looking for an X author for an Author A Z and I was drawn to this from the really high rating over both and but even then, after reading reviews, I still didn t really know what to expect and it was really quite exciting The collection as a whole is really streamlined with two very simple themes running through it multiculturalism and strong, female protagonists which makes it really easy to go from one story to the next Each woman is so very different, taki [...]


    • The thirteen tales in this little book are connected by a single theme desire Not necessarily sexual desire but desire none the less.The author has broken her stories into five categories tall tales circular tales fairy tales old wives tales and beastly tales The separation is nice because if you find one category isn t to your liking, the stories change form in the next category.Probably the hardest thing about reviewing collections is that there are some stories that really appeal to me Access [...]


    • I do not know where the Paris Review crowd would place Xu Xi in their narrow literary firmament, but I think she is one of the really fine chroniclers of this age of cosmopolitan migrants The author is a woman who navigates between multiple cultures and languages, so she knows the territory The stories in this collection are not groundbreaking but they often lovely, like the story of an almost 50 year old woman taking a jog along an unfamiliar stretch of Stockholm The story seems like a travelog [...]



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