Cathy Park Hong's Minor Feelings evades classification. It is a tenderly told memoir, a mediation on the intricacies of migration, and an eviscerating critique of contemporary race relations in the United States.
Through a series of seven powerful essays, Hong deftly interrogates the politics of identity, belonging and family, fusing the personal with the political. The lyricism of her writing captures the visceral reality of navigating life as an Asian American.
This is a book unparalleled in its emotion, enormity and urgency.