Wei Tchou Presents Her New Memoir "Little Seed"

Join us on Tuesday May 28th at 7:00 PM when author WEI TCHOU  comes to the store to share her deeply personal memoir Little Seed. Wei will read from and discuss her book and will sign copies after the presentation. Wei will be joined in conversation by JAY CASPIAN KANG.

This is a free event, but you must sign up on Eventbrite or in the store to ensure seating. Click Here to preorder a copy of Little Seed.

"A gorgeous, inventive meditation on the passage of time, memory and forgetting, and the ties that bind." —Hua Hsu, author of Stay True

"Little Seed is what I want the future of literature to be." —Sam Cohen, author of Sarahland

Little Seed is an experimental memoir that braids together the narrative of the author's relationship with her brother and family with a deeply personal field guide to ferns.

The chapters move associatively, commenting on each other indirectly and drawing out questions of assimilation, race, class, gender, nature and the general problem of being and knowing. When the author's brother has a psychotic break, the rigid structure of the book itself breaks apart and the protagonist adventures to the cloud forest of Oaxaca in order to truly live: to know the world by experiencing it rather than reading about it or following the direction of others. Some persistent themes throughout the book: What does it mean to be Chinese? What is love and how best to love? What really is a fern?

WEI TCHOU'S essays and reporting can be found in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Paris Review, and The Oxford American, among other publications. She likes to write about food, nature, and the complications of identity. She is the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship and has an MFA from Hunter College. She lives in New York City, where she is tending a lemon tree.

JAY CASPIAN KANG is a staff writer at the New Yorker and a documentary filmmaker.

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is requested. Registration ends at 5:30 pm on May 28th.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

WALK-INS will be accommodated only if space allows.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 6:45 and 7:00 PM for the event.

PLEASE leave your non-support companion animals at home.

OUR shared restrooms are not accessible after 6:30 PM, please plan accordingly.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Little Seed By Wei Tchou Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646053360
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Strange Object - May 14th, 2024