In the first published anthology of writing from Catapult magazine, twenty writers share stories of migration, family, the search for home and belonging, and what it means to exist between languages and cultures.
The literary world has seen an explosion of crossing narratives lately; it is easy to forget about the increasingly nuanced, complicated, and human ways that immigrant lives unfold after arrival. This collection contributes to the burgeoning canon of works set beyond the crossing ... Most powerful of all is its subtle work of demonstrating that violent immigration policies implicate everyone in a country, immigrant and citizen alike ... A standout collection that adds new dimension and depth to the lived experiences of immigrants long after they settle in a new community.
Contributions grapple with migration to new countries and cultures, finding a sense of home, and growing up with legacies of other homes ... In a beautifully drawn graphic essay, Shing Yin Khor depicts their grandmother’s noodles to show how food can convey love ... Each narrative draws readers close, offering sight lines into private lives and conflicts. The talented writers gathered here offer wide-ranging perspectives essential for our current environment.
Catapult magazine editor and memoirist Chung (All You Can Ever Know) and Catapult founder Demary (coauthor, Let Love Have the Last Word) show how 'literature can provide a pathway to greater empathy and understanding' in this collection of essays ... This collection is a vital corrective to discussions of global migration that fail to acknowledge the humanity of migrants themselves.