Xi Xu - This Fish Is Fowl: Essays of Being

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Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

An Indonesian of Chinese descent with roots in Hong Kong and citizenship in the U.S., Xi rejects notions of borders, and her essays—like her life—cover wide swaths of ground. Writing from multiple centers at once, she combines the intensely personal with the analytical to reflect on the Dreamers and on Hong Kong as well as to consider what it means today to “belong”—a question she interweaves with accounts of her role as caregiver during her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, her two marriages and current partnership, and the long deliberation about career choices that took her first to the corporate world and then to literature and academia. Co-director of the international MFA program in creative writing and literary translation at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, Xi has written two novels and a memoir.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
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This Fish Is Fowl: Essays of Being (American Lives ) Cover Image
By Xi Xu
ISBN: 9781496206824
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - March 1st, 2019

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