House of Anansi

September 2020


Short Stories

We Two Alone

Jack Wang

Set on five continents and spanning nearly a century, Jack Wang’s We Two Alone is a collection that traces the long arc and evolution of the Chinese immigrant experience. From the vulnerable and disenfranchised to the educated and elite, the characters in these extraordinary stories embody the diversity of the diaspora at key moments in history and in contemporary times. Wang, co-creator of Cozy Classics and Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist and Journey Prize longlisted author, has crafted deeply affecting stories that not only subvert expectations but contend with mortality and delicately draw out the intimacies and failings of love.