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Paisley Rekdal
Paisley Rekdal

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Paisley Rekdal was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She has received Fulbright and Hopwood awards and has published poems and essays in Poetry Northwest and The Sonora Review, among other periodicals. A book of her poetry, A Crash of Rhinos, will be published this year. Rekdal lives in Laramie, Wyoming, and teaches poetry at the University of Wyoming.

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The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee
Observations on Not Fitting In
Written by Paisley Rekdal


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $15.00

When you come from a mixed race background as Paisley Rekdal does — her mother is Chinese American and her father is Norwegian– thorny issues of identity politics, and interracial desire are never far from the surface. Here in this hypnotic blend of personal essay and travelogue, Rekdal journeys throughout Asia... Read more >
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The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee
Observations on Not Fitting In
Written by Paisley Rekdal


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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