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Fae Myenne Ng Honors First Generation Chinese Immigrants

Ng's first novel, "Bone," is about three sisters brought up in San Francisco's Chinatown. One reviewer writes, "I learned a lot from "Bone" about the high cost of living in two worlds;" another writes that the story is "beautifully conceived, full of feeling and the sound of the streets."

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Other segments from the episode on March 15, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 15, 1993: Interview with Stanley Elkin; Commentary on Mississippi John Hurt; Interview with Fae Myenne Ng; Review of Edward Said's book "Culture and Imperialism."

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