Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Changing by Lily Hoang



Paperback: 139 pages
Publisher: Fairy Tale Review Press (December 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0979995426
ISBN-13: 978-0979995422

This is the blurb:
At once a fairy tale, a fortune, and a translation told through the I Ching, Vietnamese-American author Lily Hoang’s CHANGING is a ghostly and miniature novel. Both mysterious and lucid at once, the book follows Little Girl down a century-old path into her family’s story. Changing is Little Girl’s fate, and in CHANGING she finds an unsettling, beautiful home. Like a topsy-turvy horoscope writer, Hoang weaves a modern novella into the classical form of the I Ching. In glassine sentences, fragmented and new, Jack and Jill fall down the hill over and over again in intricate and ancient patterns. Here is a wonder story for 21st century America. Here is a calligraphic patchwork of sadness.


“This is an impossible thing, a dream object”–Joyelle McSweeney, author of FLET.

About the author:
Lily Hoang's first book, PARABOLA, won the Chiasmus Press Un-Doing the Novel Contest. She is also the author of the novel CHANGING (Fairy Tale Review Press) and the forthcoming novel THE EVOLUTIONARY REVOLUTION (Les Figues Press, 2009-10). She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of English & Women's Studies at Saint Mary's College in Indiana.
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