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Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City By Jane Wong Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781953534675
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Tin House Books - May 16th, 2023

 

If you liked Crying in H-Mart, give this one a try. It also deals with food and the expression of love through food, and reads like a love letter to the author's mother. But each author has a different story to tell, and each does it magnificently in their own way. Wong is a true poet - in the words of her own brother, "she says things differently." This book stretches the possibilities of storytelling, touching all the pressure points of fear, grief, rage, etc, while showing how all of these become smaller or more manageable when you have community and multiple forms of love around you. Read also if you are a fan of bell hooks - Wong expands hooks' idea of platonic love as the best model of all other kinds. This is just a beautiful, tender, and shining memoir, one of a kind.