Two Dreams

Two Dreams


Shirley Geok-lin Lim
New and Selected Stories

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Publication Date: 04-01-1997

Introduction by Zhou Xiaojing

Eighteen stories from three decades of writing by this award-winning Malaysian-American author explore the imaginative landscape "in between America and Asia," a place "that is neither history nor memory." Lim's fiction maps the world of her Malaysian childhood and the exile and cultural dislocation of immigrant life in the U.S.

"Lim writes with such aching precision, revealing and insightfully analyzing changing roles as woman, immigrant, and Other." San Francisco Chronicle

"An extraordinary memoir distinguished by a luminous intellect, painful honesty, lyricism, and humor—the work of a triumphant survivor.” —Hisaye Yamamoto, author of Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories

“[Lim] recounts her journey with a poet’s eye for detail and a storyteller’s gift for narrative.” Ms. magazine

“Evocative writing bolstered by insights into colonialism, race relations, and the concept of the ‘other’ . . . . This is an entrancing memoir.” Kirkus Reviews

“[Lim’s] fascinating autobiography reads like a novel, with interesting stories stitched into the quilt of her life.” Washington Post Book World