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Up for a near-future, near-reality dystopia that runs on nationalism? Celeste Ng stepped into the genre…

Our Missing Hearts follows a young Chinese American boy, Bird, in a world that looks startlingly like ours. The only difference is one nationalist law called PACT that has come to define the United States. Initially enacted to protect domestic production and end a recession, this law fostered anti-Asian violence across the country. Bird hasn’t heard from his mother in three years, but then he gets a strange letter that sets him off on a hunt for the truth. Speculative fiction is a new step for Ng, and this one investigates family tension in a tumultuous world.

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Our Missing Hearts

Written by

Celeste Ng


Contemporary, Literary, Suspense, Creative, Elegant, Foreboding, Grim, Profound


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