Take Me Home
A NovelBook - 2010
In a novel set in the 1880s, Addie Maine returns to Dire, Wyoming, to come to terms with a past that involves her forbidden friendship with a Chinese immigrant and an attempt on her life.
“Take Me Home is a riveting novel of two heroic people attempting to transcend the prejudices of their time and place. . . . Skillful artistry and empathy.” —Ron Rash, author of Serena and One Foot in Eden
“Leung’s writing is exquisite, deceptively plain, deeply felt and spiritually high, with dead-on depictions of the world as it is.” —San Francisco Chronicle
From Brian Leung, author of Lost Men and World Famous Love Acts (winner of both the Asian American Literary Award and the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction) comes a story of forbidden friendship in an Old West mining town. Set amidst the racial tensions surrounding the Rock Springs Massacre, Take Me Home makes the desperate coal mine culture of Wyoming come alive. Readers of Annie Dillard and Annie Proulx will thrill for the latest book by this exciting voice in American literature.
In a novel set in the 1880s, Addie Maine returns to Dire, Wyoming, to come to terms with a past that involves her forbidden friendship with a Chinese immigrant and an attempt on her life. By the author of the acclaimed story collection World Famous Love Acts. 25,000 first printing.