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The Hanging on Union Square

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The Hanging on Union Square by H. T. Tsiang
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May 21, 2019 | 240 Pages
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“I finished H. T. Tsiang’s masterpiece a few hours ago and I’m still not sure where I am and what day this is. My mind has been picked apart and reassembled. I need a drink.” —Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story

“[Tsiang] was radiant, boisterous, unforgettable.” —The New Yorker

“This is a voice to which the white world . . . will have to listen more and more as time passes.” —Upton Sinclair

“[The Hanging on Union Square] felt like slipping into another person’s hallucination.” —Hua Hsu, from the Introduction

“[A] masterwork.” —Floyd Cheung, from the Afterword

“Tsiang’s writings are quintessentially of the intermingled (and dangerous) public street culture of downtown Manhattan creative life. He carried the mantle, unknowingly, of Wong Chin Foo—who five decades earlier challenged Denis Kearney to a duel with Irish potatoes at Cooper Union’s Great Hall. And we, the Mr. Nut faction of the Asian American movement, carry on Tsiang’s spirit!” —John Kuo Wei Tchen, author of New York Before Chinatown: Orientalism and the Shaping of American Culture, 1776-1882

“An artist of distinction, H. T. Tsiang created a genre unto itself in 1935 with The Hanging on Union Square. Its republication after seventy-five years rescues—from an outlaw existence—a strangely and beautifully evocative satiric allegory.” —Alan Wald, author of American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War

“[The Hanging on Union Square] is original in form without being labored; and it’s remarkable for its whimsical insights into various strata of society and for its flashing counterpoint of almost savage sensuality and delicate pity. Throughout, it is alive and evocative. Mr. Tsiang’s fanciful and often fantastic visions . . . convey more truth than a shelf of reportorial novels.” —Waldo Frank

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