INSPIRATION FOR EACH OF THE STORIES in Jack Wang’s debut collection of fiction, We Two Alone — about the challenges faced by those of the Chinese diaspora—came to him individually. But as he was putting the stories together, he started to notice connections.
“There are a lot of books that focus on the experience of one family in one place at one time,” said Wang, associate professor and chair of the department of writing at IC. “I was trying to capture the immigrant experience across time and space. And as the stories came to me, I saw this larger arc.”