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Tuesday, October 22, 2019


So excited to celebrate the widely anticipated launch of Mimi Lok’s Last of Her Name! Here are some of the book’s excellent early reviews…

“In her debut story collection, Last of Her Name, Mimi Lok is not interested in providing answers or pat endings. The stories open up, instead, in the way of myth or fairy tale, transcending the story itself.” —Ploughshares

“Lok has written the kind of understated book you catch yourself thinking about weeks after you finish it. Absorbing and deeply human, these characters — who either live in China or are of the Chinese diaspora — feel more like people you might’ve known than like fictitious renderings of Lok’s imagination. A pleasure to read and mull over for days.”—NYT Book Review

“Mimi Lok’s ‘Last of Her Name’ is a smorgasbord of powerful writing and angsty emotion wrapped into eight meditations on what it means to feel slightly out of place . . . her stories are insightful, painfully honest and deeply unsettling — a dynamite combination in a new writer on the scene.” —San Francisco Chronicle

If you happen to be in California during the next few days, be on the lookout for Lok at two upcoming events in her book tour:

Tuesday, 10/22: Last of Her Name Launch Party and Discussion with Rita Bullwinkel

Join Lok for the Last of Her Name book launch party in San Francisco! Lok will be discussing Last of Her Name with Rita Bullwinkel, author of Belly Up. The event will be from 7:30 to 9pm at The Bindery on 1644 Haight Street.

Friday, 10/25: Last of Her Name Discussion with Amelia Gray

Lok will be having another discussion of her book with author Amelia Gray in Los Angeles. The event will take place from 7:30 to 8:30pm at Skylight Books on 1818 North Vermont Avenue.

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