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In ‘Owlish,’ characters living under authoritarianism succumb to dissociation, alienation and doll-ification

A joke works like this: setup, punch line, humor.   The punch line is funny because it allows you to see the setup in a new light. In telling a joke, each part is important to...

Paul Yoon’s stories reflect the indefinite nature of Asian American diasporic life

What is it to be Asian American? It is a story that can only ever be continuously told, and that has no ending. The oddities found in Paul Yoon’s latest short story collection The Hive...