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Coming of Age in the 21st Century: Growing Up in America Today

Coming of Age in the 21st Century: Growing Up in America Today

A follow-up to the critically acclaimed and bestselling multicultural collection of stories about growing up in America--with new selections for a new century. All of us, at some moment, have had a vision of our existence as something unique, untransferable, and very precious. Th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781595580559
Barcode 9781595580559
Published 16 October 2008 by New Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Frosch, Mary
Contributions by Adiele, Faith
Contributions by Alexie, Sherman
Contributions by Chang, Lan Samantha
Contributions by Chen-Johnson, Mary F.
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ISBN-13 9781595580559
ISBN-10 1595580557
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher New Press
Imprint New Press
Publication Date 16 October 2008
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Frosch, Mary
Contributions by Adiele, Faith
Contributions by Alexie, Sherman
Contributions by Chang, Lan Samantha
Contributions by Chen-Johnson, Mary F.
Category Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 319
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 340g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Adolescence, American literature - Minority authors, Minority teenagers - United States, Minority authors, Minority teenagers
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A follow-up to the critically acclaimed and bestselling multicultural collection of stories about growing up in America--with new selections for a new century. All of us, at some moment, have had a vision of our existence as something unique, untransferable, and very precious. This revelation almost always takes place during adolescence. Self-discovery is above all the realization that we are alone: it is the opening of an impalpable, transparent wall--that of our consciousness--between the world and ourselves. --Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude Following in the footsteps of the highly successful Coming of Age in America and Coming of Age Around the World, this new anthology of fiction and memoir explores coming of age in the new millennium. Twenty-one stories by noted authors including Sherman Alexie, Mary F. Chen, Junot Diaz, Louise Erdrich, Seth Kantner, and ZZ Packer explore the trials and tribulations of growing up in our increasingly fragmented world. Issues of identity, sexuality, solitude, and conflict are beautifully presented through the voices of writers of all ages and ethnicities, from Lan Samantha Chang tackling absent or dead parents in The Eve of the Spirit Festival to Emily Rabateau addressing race in Mrs. Turner's Lawn Jockeys. With a preface and introductions to each piece by Mary Frosch providing cultural context, this collection is a stunning literary tribute to a new generation of global citizens that provides a distinctively American sense of hope.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review <br>Praise for Coming of Age Around the World <br><br> Complex, startling, heartbreaking narratives. . . . [A] step toward wholeness in a broken world. <br>-- O MAGAZINE <br><br>Praise for Coming of Age in America <br><br> Wonderfully diverse. <br>-- LIBRARY JOURNAL <br><br> A dynamic mix of tales addressing young folks' common concerns and dilemmas. <br>-- COURIER POST <br>

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Author's Bio

Mary Frosch is the editor of Coming of Age in America and co-editor of Coming of Age Around the World(both available from The New Press). She teaches at the Spence School in Manhattan and divides her time between New York City and Santa Monica, California.

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