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Awabi by Mandy-Suzanne Wong

Winner of the 2018 Digging Press Chapbook Series Award. Mandy-Suzanne Wong deftly explores the complex world of the ama—ocean women, mostly elderly, who eke out a living while diving deep to capture abalone, snails, and otherworldly sea creatures for food. Suffused with lyrical imagery and profound longing, Wong creates evocative moments of love, pride, jealousy, misunderstanding, and sacrifice in this duet of short stories. 

Cover design by Cynthia Alvarez. Numbered limited-run edition. Paperback.

ISBN: 978-1-7336038-0-5

56 pages


Publication Date: April 2019

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