The Orient King, and other stories Public Deposited

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  • These six stories represent a child's search for identity. The first story, "Road Map," is intended to be independent from the other pieces in this collection, but has been included because it is clearly set in the same place and explores many of the same themes of the other pieces. Specifically, the remaining five stories are part of a fictionalized memoir, detailing the life of Daniel, a mixed-race child growing up in a small Minnesota town. Children normally construct their identities based on three major factors: race, community, and family. With a Chinese-American mother and a (lapsed) Jewish father, however, Daniel does not fit into any pre-defined racial or ethnic categories. This point is brought home to him by the surrounding community (largely white and Christian), which treats him as an outsider. Daniel thus turns to his parents for direction, but as radical graduate students of the 1970s, they are uncomfortable serving as standard role models. These stories, while standing independently, also work together to document Daniel's efforts to "orient" himself in the absence of clear guidelines.
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