— Don DeLillo (via mttbll)
- National Book Foundation: What is your favorite line or passage from Boxers & Saints?
- Gene Luen Yang: I wrote a scene where my two main characters meet one another as young children. It appears in both books. Four-Girl, the protagonist of Saints, makes a face at Little Bao, the protagonist of Boxers. Little Bao becomes infatuated with her.
- National Book Foundation: Why?
- Gene Luen Yang: That's happened to me. I've become infatuated with girls who make faces at me.
evidence. Victor, until 12, knew only the sounds of rain on
leaves, on rock, on dirt—no voices down the hall. No voice
in the head. He entered the languaged world late and
learned: to be pleasant, to remember remembering, and two