If I Were the Ocean, I'd Carry You Home

If I Were the Ocean, I'd Carry You Home

by Pete Hsu
If I Were the Ocean, I'd Carry You Home

If I Were the Ocean, I'd Carry You Home

by Pete Hsu

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781636280530
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication date: 10/11/2022
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Pete Hsu is a Taiwanese American writer based in Pasadena, CA. He is the author of the experimental chapbook, There is a Man (Tolsun Books). His work has also been featured in several journals and anthologies, including Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s The Margins, F(r)iction, The Los Angeles Review, and Los Angeles Review of Books. He was a 2017 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow as well as the 2017 PEN in the Community Writer in Residence.

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