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Hong Kong Buffet
by Brittani Sonnenberg (Goodreads Author)
In Pocahantas, Mississippi, the Hong Kong Buffet is more than just a place to eat. Glory Ellis Higgins swears by it three times a week, but as editor of the Junior League Cookbook, Ruth Delaney knows that it isn't of the finest quality; she comes to indulge her husband's taste for sweet-and-sour pork. Carlos Bautista clears tables while dreaming of Tallulah Jenkins' serene ...more
Paperback, 41 pages
Published June 2014 by Readux Books
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An engaging story told from multiple points of view--the family that runs a small Southern town's only Asian restaurant, people who eat there, and the busboy. But the voices of the man and woman who own the restaurant aren't convincing, sounding more like stereotyped versions of broken English spoken by Japanese rather than Chinese, as this couple happens to be; nor is the obtuseness of the Chinese man or the 30-year-old Filipino busboy, whom we're supposed to believe still harbors fantasies of ...more
Brittani Sonnenberg has an MFA from the University of Michigan and lives in Berlin, where she is a frequent contributor to Berlin Stories on NPR. She is currently a visiting lecturer at the MFA program of the University of Hong Kong. Her award-winning fiction has been widely published in magazines such as Ploughshares, anthologized in the O’Henry Short Story Prize Series, and received ...moreMore about Brittani Sonnenberg...