Cultural Revolution: Stories
Cultural Revolution: Stories by Norman Wong
In eleven linked stories, Norman Wong scrutinizes the fragile, harsh, and tender world of the Laus, an immigrant Chinese family in Honolulu, and especially of their "number one son," Michael, who comes of age with a secret that he is homosexual.
Taking the reader from 1953 Macao through Hong Kong to present day Hawaii, these stories depict Michael's fascination with America and its gradual evolution into an erotic attraction to white men as he navigates the intertwining boundaries of his Chinese and American, gay and straight, worlds. Direct, forceful and adventurous, Cultural Revolution heralds the arrival of a bold voice in American fiction.