Magic City Books is thrilled to celebrate the release of "Nights When Nothing Happened," the debut novel by Simon Han. Simon is a former Tulsa Artist Fellow and was a visiting professor of Creative Writing at The University of Tulsa. This free event will be moderated by Charles Yu, author of "Interior Chinatown," and hosted on the Zoom platform. To register in advance, visit here.
"Nights When Nothing Happened" can be pre-ordered online.
Synopsis:Tthe Chengs seem like so-called model immigrants. Once Patty landed a tech job near Dallas, she and Liang grew secure enough to have a second child, and to send for their first from his grandparents back in China. Isn’t this what they sacrificed so much for? But then little Annabel begins to sleepwalk at night, putting into motion a string of misunderstandings that not only threaten to set their community against them but force to the surface the secrets that have made them fear one another. How can a man make peace with the terrors of his past? How can a child regain trust in unconditional love? How can a family stop burying its history and forge a way through it, to a more honest intimacy?