Danger and Beauty
Hagedorn muses about love and sex, and probes with wry humor and sharp social satire the heart—and hearbreaks—of the immigrant experience.
"Jessica Hagedorn is one of the best of a new generation of writers who are making American language new and who in the process are creating a new American Literature."—Russell Banks
"[Hagedorn] sees her native land from both near and far, with ambivalent love, the only kind of love worth writing about."—John Updike