Indies Introduce


  • Braised Pork, An Yu
    Grove Press, 9780802148711, April 14, 2020 (Fiction)

    “An astonishing look at a new widow's attempt to make sense of her husband's death and her newfound independence, through which she rediscovers her love of painting, forms new and profound bonds, rekindles previously dormant familial relationships, and ultimately finds peace in uncertainty. Set in Beijing and Tibet, Braised Pork is a poetic reflection on life and all of its meandering, unpredictable messiness.”

    Jake Cumsky-Whitlock, Solid State Books (Washington, DC)

    “Jia Jia finds her older husband dead in the bath, unexpectedly and mysteriously. There is a drawing of what can only be described as a ‘fish man’ nearby, and now you can't stop reading. Searching for answers, Jia Jia begins a journey that will take her into the heart of Tibet where she will meet others seeking answers to life, love and death. Filled with magical realism, Yu’s writing transports you to places you never knew you needed to go! The writing is taut, and the characters complex in this mystical debut!”

    Susan Schlesinger, Books on the Square (Providence, RI)

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