300 short stories:: story 219

story: “And How Much of These Hills Is Gold” author: C Pam Zhang year: 2017 where: before work at work note: This is a short story reworking of the first chapter of the forthcoming novel of the same name. Also, the portion about how the brother may ultimately inherit his father's character reminds me of …

300 short stories:: story 187

story: “Five Questions for the Snake Charmer” author: C Pam Zhang year: 2019 where: read on my phone note: something short and not sweet a line: “Pinned under that false gold, he’ll look as much the good Chinese boy as I am the bad Chinese girl, the kind who makes a public spectacle out of alcoholism as …

300 short stories:: story 135

story: Are They Vampires, or Are They Just Chinese? author: C Pam Zhang year: 2017 where: airplane note: from an interview about the story, Zhang said, "What’s creepy is my being haunted for years by the pressure to write a Sad Immigrant Story." a line: “We wear long driving gloves even when we don’t drive. And when we do: roof down, swinging over curbs, black …