Lau: Blues and Greens: A Produce Pa (Paperback)

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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.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0824823230
ISBN-13: 9780824823238
Published: University of Hawaii Press, 10/01/2000
Pages: 115
Language: English