Short stories by Weike Wang.
Weike Wang is the author of CHEMISTRY (Knopf 2017).
She is the recipient of the 2018 Pen Hemingway, a Whiting award and a National Book Foundation 5 under 35.
Her work has appeared in Glimmer Train and The New Yorker, among other publications.
She is in the 2019 Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Prizes.
She earned her MFA from Boston University and her other degrees from Harvard.
She currently lives in New York City and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.
Listing 2 stories.
A couple who met online eventually move in together in New York City, but overtime, their relationship completely falls apart.
A white American man and a Chinese-American woman visit the woman's family in China. After the woman's cousin compares the woman's Chinese to a toddler's, she stops speaking English and decides she wants to stay in China for awhile before returning, to reconnect with her family and her place of birth. Upon returning to the United States alone, the man, initially disinterested and unmotivated, begins to learn Chinese.