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If I were the ocean, I'd carry you home : stories / Peter Hsu.

Hsu, Pete, 1972- (author.).


"Full of warmth, terror, and underhanded humor, If I Were the Ocean, I'd Carry You Home, Pete Hsu's debut story collection, captures the essence of surviving in a life set adrift. Children and young people navigate a world where the presence of violence and death rear themselves in everyday places: Vegas casinos, birthday parties, church services, and sunny days at the beach. Each story is a meditation on living in a world not made for us-the pervasive fear, the adaptations, the unexpected longings. A gripping and energetic debut, Hsu's writing beats with the naked rhythms of an unsettled human heart"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781636280530
  • ISBN: 1636280536
  • Physical Description: 176 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Red Hen Press, [2022]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"2020 Red Hen Press Fiction Award."
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one. Pluto -- King Kong Korab -- From the Brush, a Frantic Rustling -- Game Five -- If I Were the Ocean, I'd Carry You Home -- The Fatted Calf -- Part two. Main & Maine -- A Penny Short -- Korean Jesus -- Astronauts -- The Donkey is Definitely Asian -- There Are No More Secrets on Planet Earth.
Subject: Children > Fiction.
Young adults > Fiction.
Danger > Fiction.
Violence > Fiction.
Fear > Fiction.
Uncertainty > Fiction.
Adjustment (Psychology) > Fiction.
Genre: short stories.
Short stories.

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