Sour Heart

Sour Heart


Book - 2017
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"A debut collection of stories that plunge readers into the tender and chaotic hearts of adolescent girls growing up in New York City, from celebrated poet and National Magazine Award nominee Jenny Zhang"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Lenny, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399589386
Branch Call Number: FICTION Zha
Description: 301 pages ; 22 cm


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Jan 08, 2021

Nasty, emotional, unapologetic & memorable- not trying to be likeable.
I'd recommend it to fans of shocking transgressive fiction.
(like Chuck Palahniuk, Ottessa Moshfegh, Tom Spanbauer, Harry Crews & Katherine Dunn.

I named my sourdough culture pet Jenny after reading this. Such a needy, sour heart..

Apr 06, 2018

While Jenny Zhang's relating of her early childhood at times made me squeamish, there is no denying her literary brilliance. This is often a page turner and a Bildungsroman that fascinates by the author's growing towards the realization that the sometimes suffocating parental (and grand-parental) love can exasperate and oppress but leaves a lonely emptiness when it is absent.

brooklynheart5 Jan 31, 2018

Didn't like this book. Couldn't even finish it.....and that's very rare for me. Some of the stories were way too detailed and almost made me feel sick. The whole book was very confusing and hard to follow. The chapters were long and just didn't flow. Not for me.

LPL_KateG Jan 30, 2018

These charming contemporary stories often balance hardship with humor and all focus on the experiences of Chinese immigrants to America. Most of the stories also center around complex relationships between older sisters and their much younger siblings, and how each child adjusts to life in America. I'd recommend the audiobook as well, which features a variety of narrators to enhance the collection's feel.


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Jan 23, 2018

joannarashid thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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