Alumna Xuan Juliana Wang '11 Releases Debut, 'Home Remedies1

BY Zoe Contros Kearl, May 8, 2019

Home Remedies book coverHome Remedies, the debut collection from alumna Xuan Juliana Wang '11, is set for release May 14. The book has been named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Nylon, The Millions, Elle, Lithub, and Electric Literature.

 

“The American dream goes global in Xuan Juliana Wang’s spectacular debut… Moving from lower Manhattan to mainland China…Wang has cherry-picked from disparate worlds and engineered a whole new, sublimely captivating one.” —Vogue

 

The twelve stories in Xuan Juliana Wang’s debut collection capture the unheard voices of a new generation of Chinese youth. A generation for whom the Cultural Revolution is a distant memory, WeChat is king, and life glitters with the possibility of love, travel, technology, and, above all, new identities.

 

“Wang’s stories are spare and haunting, with endings that leave characters just as unsettled as their beginnings… it fully embraces Wang’s love of the uncanny as a way to parse generational misunderstanding or the surreality of contemporary life. A sharp and poignant collection.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

Xuan Juliana Wang was born in Heilongjiang, China, and moved to Los Angeles when she was seven years old. She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and received her MFA from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, The Best American Nonrequired Reading and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. She lives in California.