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On a college backpacking trip, a Chinese girl grapples with questions of identity after she finds herself at a crossroads between her Chinese classmate and her fear of being perceived as an outsider. Sink explores Olivia’s inner conflicts as she distances herself from the only other Chinese student, Zihao, in order to fit in with her American classmates. After Zihao reveals his vulnerability and struggles with invisibility to Olivia, however, she finds herself torn between the desire to belong and the need to reconnect with her roots.
Present stage of this work: Nearly final version