Hal Y. Zhang

Books | Hard Mother, Spider Mother, Soft Mother

Ellery thought she knew Valerie, until she didn't. A small book about the sharp things between mothers and daughters.


What people said:

In this unexpected sci-fi tale, set in a not-too-futuristic surveillance state, Hal Y. Zhang renders Chinese mother-daughter relationships with tenderness and empathy. —Ling Ma, author of Severance

An optimistically melancholic look at mental illness, consumerism, and how the two can come between our relationships. —Joshua Ryan Bligh, Independent Book Review