The Nature of Things
From: We Two Alone
Readings from this book by Jack Wang recount the fictionalized experiences of Chinese immigrants throughout the 20th century. In this story a Canadian couple gets caught in the outbreak of violence in Shanghai during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
Jack Wang’s fiction has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and longlisted for the Journey Prize. In 2014–15, he held the David T. K. Wong Creative Writing Fellowship at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and in 2020, he was awarded a residency at Historic Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver. He holds an M.F.A. from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. from Florida State University, and he is an associate professor in the Department of Writing at Ithaca College. Originally from Vancouver, he lives in Ithaca, New York, with his wife, novelist Angelina Mirabella, and their two daughters.