Wonderland Book Club Message Board › Meet Author Cliff Garstang this Friday at Wonderland Book Club
|Alice Osborn, W.||
Looking forward to seeing you this Friday for Wonderland Book Club where we welcome author Cliff Garstang from VA, who will share his short story collection, What the Zhang Boys Know with us. And like always, we'll be heading to lunch at North Hills after book club.
See you Friday at the Center for Excellence at 10am!
Wonderland Book Club, Co-sponsored by the NC Writers Network
Presents Author Clifford Garstang, What the Zhang Boys Know
Location: Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Dr. Suite 106, Raleigh, NC
Friday, February 21, 2014 Time: 10:00–noon
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Join us as we welcome Clifford Garstang, now living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, who recently won the prestigious Library of Virginia Award in Fiction for his book What the Zhang Boys Know. Set in a condominium building on the edge of Chinatown in Washington, D.C., these stories present the practical and emotional struggles of Zhang Feng-qi, originally from Shanghai, to find a new mother for his sons following the death of his American wife. Along the way, the stories spotlight Zhang's neighbors as they seek to fill gaps in their own lives: the young bookseller diagnosed with a life-threatening illness; the young lawyer trying to cope with a failed marriage; the obsessive painter haunted by the image of a face; the middle-aged woman forced to sell her possessions in order to survive; the sculptor, overwhelmed by longing for the son he didn't know he had. And then there are the Zhang boys, who firmly believe that their mother is coming back.