The Ugliest House in the World

✮ John Llewelyn Rhys Prize
✮ PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award
✮ H. L. Davis Oregon Book Award

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Davies’s worldly stories, reflecting his Welsh and Chinese heritage, delight in odd–and memorable–juxtapositions and counterpoints. Elegant and original, they travel “with an offhand grace” (Elle) from Coventry to Kuala Lumpur, from the past to the present, and from hilarity to tragedy. With its humanism and pointed wit, this collection “signals the debut of a major talent” (Chang-rae Lee)


“With this astounding collection, Peter Ho Davies has left a unique, definitive footprint in the soil of contemporary short fiction”
– Washington Post

“Rarely have ordinary mortals been so affectionately portrayed as they stumble into the jaws of history and cultural collision. Davies is a writer to behold with real pleasure.”
Gish Jen

“Allows us access not just to exotic latitudes, but to a realm of the imagination.”
—The Chicago Tribune