Books by John Espey

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"All freshness and charm, though seventy years have passed since the times laid down."
With the same sharp penstrokes and brook-water prose he brought to Strong Drink, Strong Language (1990), novelist and linguist Espey (English/UCLA) carries on the droll memoirs about his boyhood in China. Read full book review >
WINTER RETURN by John Espey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Flawlessly executed, whimsical, and odd—rather like Glenway Wescott but without his dark heart."
Subtle, tongue-in-cheek novel from Espey, the American writer and linguist whose most recent book, Strong Drink, Strong Language (1990)—much of which appeared in the 1940's in The New Yorker—was a nonfictional take on the boyhood he spent in China Here, the story is set in two separate times—the 1950's and shortly after WW I—with the older story's resolution in the later one. Read full book review >
STRONG DRINK, STRONG LANGUAGE by John Espey
Released: Nov. 15, 1990

Droll memoirs of his boyhood in China by an American novelist (An Observer, 1965) and linguist. Read full book review >