Hardback: $21.00
ISBN-13: 9780824822101
Published: April 2000
Paperback: $11.99
ISBN-13: 9780824823238
Published: April 2000

Blues and Greens: A Produce Worker's Journal

  • About the Book
  • Alan Chong Lau’s poetic memoir of his days as a produce worker in Seattle’s Chinatown reveals a microcosm of grassroots, working-class Asian America—a world where customers, workers, and fruits and vegetables intersect in exchanges that crackle with energy and brim over with humor.

    With the simple profundity of a Zen koan, the poems bear witness to people’s humanity. Lau portrays in words and pictures a community in constant flux as it moves to the push and pull of immigration. Blues and Greens has a lot to say about Asian Americans. What emerges is an acutely observed, nuanced critique of where Asian Americans—native-born, refugee, and migrant—are today.

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