Fresh Off The Boat
by Eddie Huang
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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NOW, AN ORIGINAL FROM THE ABC SERIES -“Perhaps[the year’s] best new comedybased on restorer Eddie Huang memory of the same namea] classic fresh out of the comedy water”People of Debauchery and often hilariousa surprisingly sophisticated memory about race and assimilation in Americaas many James Baldwin and Jay-Z as Amy Tan.the fighters[and] vitalIt’s a book on the side of not fitting in at all”–Dwight Garner, The New York Times NATIONAL best-seller – NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS Assimilation is not easyEddie Huang was raised by a savage of the FOB family (“fresh off the boat”), immigrants–his father a cocksure restaurateur with a dark past back in Taiwan, his mother, a fierce protector and constant threatYoung Eddie tried his hand at all the general public in America threw his way, going from white to Jesus of macaroni and cheese, but finally found his home as a leader of a rainbow coalition of lost boys to nothing good: skate punks, dealers, hip-hop junkies, and sneaker freaks.This is the story of a Chinese-American child in a possibly anywhere cul-de-sac flaming his way through deviant subcultures of America, trying to find himself, ten thousand kilometers from his heritage and anchored only by his conflict of love for his family and his passion for foodFunny, moving, and stylistically inventive, Fraîche Hors du Bateau is more than an in-depth revision of immigrant’s memory: it is the exhilarating story of all American outsiders who find their destiny in the marginsPraise for Fresh Off the Boat”Insolent and Funnyscandalous, courageous, moving, ironic and true”New York Times Book Review”Ruthlessly funny and provocative, Fresh Off the Boat is also a serious piece of workEddie Huang the hunt is nothing less than the Great Game hereHe does everything in style”–Anthony Bourdain”Uproariously funnyemotionally honest”–Chicago Tribune
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