E54: What the Duck (w/ Lillian Li)

 AUTHOR PHOTO BY MARGARITA CORPORAN || IMAGE DESIGN BY EMMA LU

AUTHOR PHOTO BY MARGARITA CORPORAN || IMAGE DESIGN BY EMMA LU

In today’s episode, Zahir interviews Lillian Li, the author of the critically acclaimed novel “Number One Chinese Restaurant.” Lillian discusses her relationship to the food she grew up eating, what she learned working at a Chinese restaurant and how she's trying to challenge the way we think about and tell immigrant stories in America. Plus: she reveals how her mother – who worked at a Chinese restaurant for many years – reacted to her novel.

Produced by Stephanie Kuo. Music by AF the Naysayer and Blue Dot Sessions.