The Forbidden Purple City
Philip Huynh, Goose Lane Editions
The title story of Vancouver-based lawyer-turned-writer Philip Huynh’s first book was nominated for the Journey Prize and several other stories in this collection have also won accolades. No wonder we’re excited about this collection. Often told from the point of view of a North American-born Vietnamese character, Huynh brings a fresh voice and keen eye to the way the legacies of the past weigh on the expectations of the future. This is top-notch writing from the frontlines of the Asian diaspora.