Lau: Blues and Greens: A Produce Pa (Paperback)
Alan Chong Lau's poetic memoir of his days as a produce worker in Seattle's Chinatown reveals a microcosm of grassroots, working-class Asian America -- a world where customers, workers, and fruits and vegetables intersect in exchanges that crackle with energy and brim over with humor.
With the simple profundity of a Zen koan, the poems bear witness to people's humanity. Lau portrays in words and pictures a community in constant flux as it moves to the push and pull of immigration. Blues and Greens has a lot to say about Asian Americans. What emerges is an acutely observed, nuanced critique of where Asian Americans -- native-born, refugee, and migrant -- are today.
About the Author
Lau was born in Paradise, California. His writing has appeared in many publications and anthologies. His paintings have been exhibited in the U.S., England, and Japan.