Book ‘The Sense of Wonder’ by Matthew Salesses

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From the author of Pen/Faulkner finalist Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear and Craft in the Real World comes a searing masterwork on the ways Asian Americans navigate the thorny worlds of sports and entertainment when everything is stacked against them. An Asian American basketball star walks into a gym. No one recognizes him, but everyone stares anyway. It is the start of a joke but who is the punchline? When Won Lee, the first Asian American in the NBA, stuns the world in a seven-game winning streak, the global media audience dubs it “The Wonder” — much to Won’s chagrin. Meanwhile, Won struggles to get attention from his coach, his peers, his fans, and most importantly, his hero, Powerball!...
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (January 17, 2023)  Pages: 256 pages  ISBN-10: 0316425710  ISBN-13: 978-0316425711  ASIN:‎ B09ZDQJBV3

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About the author: Matthew Salesses is the author of four books, most recently the national bestseller Craft in the Real World and the 2021 PEN/Faulkner finalist Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear. Adopted from Korea, he has written about adoption, race, and Asian American masculinity in Best American Essays 2020, NPR’s Code Switch, The New York Times Motherlode blog, and The Guardian, among others. He has taught fiction and Asian American literature and studies at the University of Houston, Coe College, Oklahoma State University, and various community writing centers, as well as at the Tin House, One Story, and Kundiman writing conferences. In 2015, Buzzfeed named him one of 32 Essential Asian American Writers.