The Original Siamese Twins And Their Rendezvous With American History
Yunte Huang is a Guggenheim Fellow and a professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of "Transpacific Imaginations" and "Charlie Chan," which won the 2011 Edgar Award and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography.
His new book is a portrait of Chang and Eng Bunker, twins conjoined at the sternum by a band of cartilage and a fused liver, who were “discovered” in Siam by a British merchant in 1824. "Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History" brings an Asian American perspective to this almost implausible story.