CHRISTOPHER SHADE is an editor at Epiphany literary journal, and a member of The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC). His reviews have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, American Book Review, Southern Literary Review, New Orleans Review, Saint Ann’s Review, and elsewhere.
In early September, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish Peter Ho Davies’s fourth book, The Fortunes, a novel prompted by his desire to understand his Chinese heritage and Chinese-American experiences. This follows two story collections and the novel The Welsh Girl—a moving first novel concerning three characters in North Wales during the Second World War, including a German prisoner of war, which was long-listed for the Booker Prize. Now, The Fortunes recasts Chinese-American history through the lives of Chinese-American historical and fictional figures.