No windfall came, and I am now forever grateful for that.
When families like my own set out to make a community out of the Chinese diaspora in Iowa, attempting to unify across dialects, backgrounds, class, and age seemed like an impossible task.
At this stage of my life I do no research.
For the most part I labor in near-total isolation in the company of a couple of sleeping dogs.
The wallpaper had fallen off the walls in the living room and lay on the floor.
If we can’t see the prairie we lost, can we understand what it was, what it meant, and make sense of what is left today?