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New Waves

Kevin Nguyen

Started Reading
Nov 07, 2020
Finished Reading
Nov 08, 2020

New Waves is largely set in startup land, and lots of the situations echo things I’ve seen/experienced in that world over my career. There’s a lot in here about the different layers of racism and sexism in startup culture, especially with respect to Black women; I find myself wondering about the limits of exploring those topics given the way the narrative arc is set up for the central Black character.

Overall I found it funny, and sad. I was originally going to return it to the library, unread, but I’m glad I chose to read it. It reminded me how seldom I get to read fiction with an Asian man as one of the primary characters.