in the footsteps of the highly successful Coming of Age in America and
Coming of Age Around the World, this new anthology of fiction and
memoir explores coming of age in the new millennium.
Twenty-one stories by noted authors including Sherman Alexie, Mary F.
Chen, Junot Diaz, Louise Erdrich, Seth Kantner, and ZZ Packer explore
the trials and tribulations of growing up in our increasingly
fragmented world. Issues of identity, sexuality, solitude, and conflict
are beautifully presented through the voices of writers of all ages and
ethnicities, from Lan Samantha Chang tackling absent or dead parents in
"The Eve of the Spirit Festival" to Emily Rabateau addressing race in
"Mrs. Turner's Lawn Jockeys."
With a preface and introductions to each piece by Mary Frosch providing
cultural context, this collection is a stunning literary tribute to a
new generation of global citizens that provides a distinctively
American sense of hope..
Coming of Age in the
Growing Up in America Today
by Mary Frosch
New Press, 2008