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Something out of place – A Chinese-Latina woman uncovers a deception of her life

It’s a vague but persistent notion that Carmen Rita Wong carries with her throughout her life—not fitting in, not belonging. Unlike her older brother Alex, she has none of their father Peter Wong’s physical features. While...

In YA novel “Lupe Wong Won’t Dance”, a Chinese American girl is buoyed by...

As a writer who is mixed heritage and whose fictional characters tend to reflect one heritage or the other but not both sides of me at once, I was delighted to have my attention...

Poetic language and fairy-tale setting lift this story of illicit love

In a story about a 41-year-old married librarian and mother of a five-year-old girl having an affair with a 17-year-old young man, how does an author deal with the cringe factor? How does she...

Commentary: Reflections by and about white people

Writer Donna Miscolta critiques the erasure of people of color from an anthology about Seattle. Previously published by the Seattle Review of Books.

‘Necktie’ transcends languages

"I called Him Necktie" by Milena Michiko Flasar shows an unlikely humanity between a shut-in and a fired salaryman. This review is part of the International Examiner's 2015 Pacific Reader series