Winner of the PEN/Bingham Prize

"His stories brilliantly explore the deepest themes inherent in every human being and in most great literature: our yearning for a self, for an identity, for a place in the universe. This is a remarkable debut by a gifted new artist.”

                                - Robert Olen Butler

"Michael X. Wang reveals a remarkable ability to move fluidly through time periods and points of view, all with such a clear and vibrant voice—the stories then sing on a sentence level while also illumnating the world at large."

                               - Aimee Bender