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Stay true : a memoir  Cover Image Book Book

Stay true : a memoir / Hua Hsu.

Hsu, Hua, 1977- (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385547772
  • ISBN: 0385547773
  • ISBN: 9780593315200
  • ISBN: 0593315200
  • Physical Description: 196 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
"From the New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu, a gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and the solace that can be found through art. In the eyes of 18-year-old Hua Hsu, the problem with Ken-with his passion for Dave Matthews, Abercrombie & Fitch, and his fraternity-is that he is exactly like everyone else. Ken, whose Japanese American family has been in the United States for generations, is mainstream; for Hua, a first-generation Taiwanese American who has a 'zine and haunts Bay Area record shops, Ken represents all that he defines himself in opposition to. The only thing Hua and Ken have in common is that, however they engage with it, American culture doesn't seem to have a place for either of them. But despite his first impressions, Hua and Ken become best friends, a friendship built of late-night conversations over cigarettes, long drives along the California coast, and the textbook successes and humiliations of everyday college life. And then violently, senselessly, Ken is gone, killed in a carjacking, not even three years after the day they first meet. Determined to hold on to all that was left of his best friend-his memories-Hua turned to writing. Stay True is the book he's been working on ever since. A coming-of-age story that details both the ordinary and extraordinary, Stay True is a bracing memoir about growing up, and about moving through the world in search of meaning and belonging"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Hsu, Hua, 1977- > Childhood and youth.
Taiwanese Americans > California > San Francisco Bay Area > Biography.
Hsu, Hua, 1977- > Friends and associates.
Popular culture > United States > History > 20th century > Anecdotes.
University of California, Berkeley > Students > Biography.
Ishida, Kenneth N., 1977-1998.
Murder victims > California > Berkeley > Biography.
Taiwanese Americans > Cultural assimilation > Anecdotes.
Children of immigrants > California > Biography.
Coming of age.
HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
Genre: Autobiographies.
Anecdotes.
Biographies.

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