Search our Calendar of Events

Find The Fun

Everything NYC
Be in the know with City Guide

Event Details

May-lee Chai + Sequoia Nagamatsu: Tomorrow in Shanghai

Aug 31 | Wed |
Buy Tickets
View Website
Looking for things to do in NYC? Get our free email with 8 can't-miss city events every week Sign-up Here

Join us for a virtual event with American Book Award recipient May-lee Chai for the launch of her new collection of short stories Tomorrow in Shanghai. Joining May-lee in conversation is award-winning author Sequoia Nagamatsu.

This event will be hosted on Zoom. ------------------------------------------------------------------- A short story collection exploring cultural complexities in China, the Chinese diaspora in America, and the world at large.

In a vibrant and illuminating follow-up to her award-winning story collection, Useful Phrases for Immigrants, May-lee Chai’s latest collection Tomorrow in Shanghai explores multicultural complexities through lenses of class, wealth, age, gender, and sexuality—always tracking the nuanced, knotty, and intricate exchanges of interpersonal and institutional power.

These stories transport the reader, variously: to rural China, where a city doctor harvests organs to fund a wedding and a future for his family; on a vacation to France, where a white mother and her biracial daughter cannot escape their fraught relationship; inside the unexpected romance of two Chinese-American women living abroad in China; and finally, to a future Chinese colony on Mars, where an aging working-class woman lands a job as a nanny. Chai's stories are essential reading for an increasingly globalized world.

Venue: Strand Bookstore

Online Map
212-473-1452