The Other Side of History, The Other Side of Fiction

Chapter from American Studies as Transnational Practice: Turning Toward the Transpacific, Ed. Yuan Shu & Donald E. Pease.

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Full title: “The Other Side of History, The Other Side of Fiction: Form and Genre in Susshu Foster’s Atomik Aztex

Fascination with the changing demography and topography of race is not unknown in literature and literary studies. But its expressions in the twenty-first century have taken an usual turn. As an instance of this fascination with the shifts of American radicalization, Saldivar in this work offers the instance of Sesshu Foster’s 2005 novel, Atomik Aztex. Like many ethnic writers, Sesshu Foster is concerned with history, memory, and their relationship to a better future.

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