The Cleanest Line
Bonnie Tsui

Bonnie Tsui

Bonnie Tsui is a longtime contributor to The New York Times and the author of the award-winning American Chinatown. She has written about big-wave women surfers, Hong Kong’s rooftop farmers, and the last urchin diver in the Farallones for California Sunday, The New Yorker and Pop-Up Magazine. Her next book, Why We Swim, will be published by Algonquin Books in spring 2020.


Come to Papa. Leads gets a lift from Mom, Sherry, in 1995. Turtle Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, California. Photo: Greg Epperson

Where She Landed

Mar 28, 2019 March 28, 2019

Jordan Leads wants everybody to know she is alive and well. When she was six months old, she had her picture taken with her family at Joshua Tree’s Turtle Rock: a baby in midair, swaddled in a puffy purple jumpsuit, thrown over a disturbingly large gap between boulders. (Her parents,… Read More