My Old Faithful

Through 10 interconnected short stories, which take place in China and the United States over a 30-year period, Boston College alumna Yang Huang introduces readers to a close-knit Chinese family. Her new book, My Old Faithful (University of Massachusetts Press, 2018), presents a nuanced portrait of family life, full of pain, surprises, and subtle acts of courage, played out against the backdrop of China’s social and economic change. It was awarded the Juniper Prize for Fiction by the publisher. Huang grew up in China’s Jiangsu province and participated in the 1989 student uprisings. Her debut novel, Living Treasures, won the Nautilus Book Award silver medal in fiction. Huang earned a master’s degree in English from BC. | Q&A with Yang Huang.

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