Offers excerpts from novels and short stories by some of the important and established contemporary writers: Rebecca Brown, Ana Castillo, Michelle Cliff Kingston, Ha Jin, and Helena Maria Viramontes. This book is suitable for readers interested in one or more of these authors, and scholars interested in multicultural and transnational literatures.
Deborah Poe is Assistant Professor of English at Pace University. Her areas of specialization are contemporary American and global fiction, contemporary poetics, and poststructuralist and postcolonial theory. Dr. Poe is the author of three poetry collections The Last Will Be Stone, Too (2013), Elements (2010), and Our Parenthetical Ontology (2008), as well as a novella in verse, Helene (2012). Ama Wattley is Assistant Professor of English at Pace University. She received her PhD from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her areas of specialization are twentieth-century African American and American drama and fiction. She has published essays on fiction writers Toni Morrison and Ann Petry and playwrights August Wilson, Amiri Baraka, Alice Childress, Aishah Rahman, and P. J. Gibson.