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Emily X.R. Pan

Biography

Emily X.R. Pan

Emily X.R. Pan currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, but was originally born in the Midwestern United States to immigrant parents from Taiwan. She received her MFA in fiction from the NYU Creative Writing Program, where she was a Goldwater Fellow. She is the founding editor-in-chief of Bodega Magazine, and a 2017 Artist-in-Residence at Djerassi. THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER is her first novel. Visit Emily online at exrpan.com, and find her on Twitter and Instagram:@exrpan.

Emily X.R. Pan

Books by Emily X.R. Pan

by Emily X.R. Pan - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Magical Realism, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Leigh is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.