The simple act of a butterfly flapping its wings, and our journey begins…
Widow + Orphan House is proud to reissue Lily Hoang’s groundbreaking first novel Parabola here in a luxurious, brand new 10th anniversary edition with new chapters written exclusively for this very special release. Re-read this formative work by one of America’s most inventive and exciting writers.
Right here, right now, for the very first time.
A work of proportion, grace, tenderness, ferocity. The easy intelligence and genuine audacity of Lily Hoang’s Parabola makes it a wonderful and disarming reading experience. + CAROLE MASO +
The story problems have all been proven; the figures figured. Parabola is a tour de form with force multiplied further. Elegant vision is the constant and ever-changing. And imaginary numbers are the least part of the imagination evident here, and everywhere, in this sublimely sublime book. + MICHAEL MARTONE +
Rarely does an author as fresh as Lily Hoang do so many things with such sophistication: a daring writer, an aesthetic high-wire walker who makes big issues her baton, balances the weight of literary and personal history–and all while wearing the future as her hat. Coming to us from the crossroads of literature, Parabola also demonstrates how we don’t have to choose between heart and head; anyone interested in traveling paths not-taken would do well to use this book as their compass. + STEVE TOMASULA +