Small Beauty

by Jia Qing Wilson-Yang

Small Beauty

  • ISBN-13: 9780994047120
  • Author(s): Jia Qing Wilson-Yang
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Publisher: Metonymy Press
  • Imprint: Metonymy Press
  • Publication Date: 13-05-2016
  • Format: p/b

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£12.99
Small Beauty tells the story of Mei. Coping with the death of her cousin, she abandons her life in the city to live in his now-empty house in a small town. There she connects with his history as well as her own, learns about her aunt's long-term secret relationship, and reflects on the trans women she has left behind. The novel explores the protagonist's transness, but it also tenderly yet bitterly unpacks her experiences as a mixed-race person of Chinese descent, cycles of death and loss, and queer and intergenerational community. Small Beauty wanders through isolation and then breaks it - a trajectory that will resonate with readers who are thirsty for their own stories on the page.
About the book

Small Beauty tells the story of Mei. Coping with the death of her cousin, she abandons her life in the city to live in his now-empty house in a small town. There she connects with his history as well as her own, learns about her aunt's long-term secret relationship, and reflects on the trans women she has left behind. The novel explores the protagonist's transness, but it also tenderly yet bitterly unpacks her experiences as a mixed-race person of Chinese descent, cycles of death and loss, and queer and intergenerational community. Small Beauty wanders through isolation and then breaks it - a trajectory that will resonate with readers who are thirsty for their own stories on the page.