Hannah Choi generally does a fine job with this collection of short stories, but she has some minor trouble with several of the male voices. Most of the major characters are Chinese or of Chinese ancestry, and Chinese immigrant culture is an important factor--but listeners won't need to have that background to understand and sympathize with the problems the characters face. Although they are often shaped by culture, the problems are human problems, and Choi inhabits the people facing them, even when some of those people are not entirely sympathetic. Many of the stories do not have simplistic conclusions, but they are still eminently satisfying. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780062951854 $27.99
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