on the screen

On the Screen

View All

classics

AUDIO & eBOOK CLASSICS

View All


classics

Helping those in need

Visit Site

MP3 Audio Sample

rating
 
 
goodreads logo

Short Synopsis
The National Magazine Award–winning writer's debut collection of incisive, stylish essays on race and gender.

Full Synopsis
One of the most acclaimed essayists of his generation, Wesley Yang writes about race and sex without the jargon, formulas, and polite lies that bore us all. His powerful debut, The Souls of Yellow Folk, does more than collect a decade's worth of cult-reputation essays—it corrals new American herds of pickup artists, school shooters, mandarin zombies, and immigrant strivers, and exposes them to scrutiny, empathy, and polemical force.

In his celebrated and prescient essay "The Face of Seung-Hui Cho," Yang explores the deranged logic of the Virginia Tech shooter. In his National Magazine Award–winning "Paper Tigers," he explores the intersection of Asian values and the American dream, and the inner torment of the child exposed to "tiger mother" parenting. And in his close reading of New York Magazine's popular Sex Diaries, he was among the first critics to take seriously today's Internet-mediated dating lives.

Yang catches these ugly trends early because he has felt at various times implicated in them, and he does not exempt himself from his radical honesty. His essays retain the thrill of discovery, the wary eye of the first explorer, and the rueful admission of the first exposed.

"Wesley Yang's unsparing vision always affects me powerfully." -Mark Greif, author of Against Everything

"Yang panders to no one. Instead, with sharp, and even Naipaulian, prose, he takes us deep into the discomfort zones of racial and political discourse." -Karan Mahajan, author of The Association of Small Bombs
Publishers Weekly Bestseller

The Souls of Yellow Folk

Essays

Author Wesley Yang

Narrated by David Shih

Publication date Nov 13, 2018

Running time 7 hrs

Available Formats

Add to Cart Add to Wishlist

audio download

List Price

$19.99

Your Price

$6.99

Suggestions?
Let us know!