Saturday, August 31, 2019

Weike Wang on hair

When it comes to hair, it seems you can never run out of compelling ways it's entangled (pun intended) in our lives and relationships. That point struck home again when my writing partner Michele Genthon shared her copy of the October, 2018 Issue of Boulevard literary magazine, saying, "You just have to read the first story. I know you'll love it. It's about hair." She was right. "Hair," written by Weike Wang, covers a lifetime of hair in just a few hilarious, insightful, poignant pages. My applause is thunderous.

I should add that this story offers a mere glimpse of Wang's writing talents. Last year (2018), she won the PEN/Hemingway Award for her novel Chemistry, and her stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, and other publications. For this month's Hairpisode I can think of nothing more appropriate than directing you over to Boulevard's website for a read of Weike Wang's Hair.