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As she lay dying, Khatia Quigley's mother gives Khatia a new name--the Chinese middle name of Wu Shan. This sets Khatia on a journey to define who and what she is, most evidently in terms of sexuality and race. The common "struggle for identity" theme is the core of Boler's promising first novel.


A dead half-Chinese mother, a quiet war-tormented father, a distant brother an

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Paperback, 284 pages
Published May 28th 2000 by Dry Bones Press (first published May 2000)
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Olivia Boler is the author of YEAR OF THE SMOKE GIRL, a coming-of-age novel published by Dry Bones Press in 2000. Gary Snyder called it a “dense weave in the cross-cultural multi-racial world of complex, educated hip contemporary coast-to-coast America...It is a fine first novel, rich in paradox and detail.”

Her second novel, THE FLOWER BOWL SPELL, is available as an ebook on Amazon.com and Smashw
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