About the Book

What Isn’t There

What Isn’t There

Inside a Season of Change
April 2007
Trade Paperback · 224 Pages
$13.95 U.S. · $17.50 CAN · €9.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781568583464
Nation Books


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In What Isn't There, Jocelyn Lieu has crafted her own interpretations, almost parables, as a result of the catastrophe inside my imagination that followed September 11th.
By telling her experience—the story of a woman who lived near the land now called Ground Zero—Lieu rescues that day from symbolism and restores the event back to the realm of lived experience, where it belongs.
Jocelyn Lieu has an M.F.A. from the New School's Eugene Lang College, where she is also a faculty member. She is the author of a collection of stories, Potential Weapons. She lives in New York City.

About the Author

Born a bi-racial Chinese-American in New York, Jocelyn was educated at Yale. She has taught writing and Asian American literature at Purdue, Butler, and Long Island universities and is currently is on the liberal studies faculty of Parsons School of Design/New School University. Her fiction has appeared in the Penguin USA anthology of contemporary Asian-American fiction entitled CHARLIE CHAN IS DEAD. The Children was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and This World, which appeared in the Penguin anthology was singled it out for praise in the New York Times Book Review.