There is a Man Price: $10.00 There is a Man, Stories by Pete Hsu Paperback. 48 pages January 12th, 2021 ISBN 9781948800426. In these stories, a second-amendment utopia, multiple realities of grief and joy, and a space-traveler’s alienation from his family cross at the intersection of absurdity and emotional truth. There is a Man is […]Read More THERE IS A MAN out now!
My short story “Pieces” is in The Los Angeles Review’s 23rd anthology. Also featured: LAR Award Winners: John Mattson for his flash fiction piece “Eric Clapton’s Girlfriend” kwabena foli’s poem “In Defense of Genius” Anna Leahy’s creative non-fiction piece, “A Brief Encyclopedia of My Mother’s Cancer.” Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Oliver de la Paz And many […]Read More “Pieces” in The Los Angeles Review Volume 23
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CHARLES YU SPECIALIZES in ferreting out that peculiar angle, that spark of the unexpected, that re-illumination of an otherwise age-old narrative, and then taking that fantastical story element and spreading it horizontally until it coats the entirety of his writing’s universe. In other words, he writes in conceit… [READ MORE at Los Angeles Review of […]Read More “All the World’s a Stage” – Book Review of Charles Yu’s INTERIOR CHINATOWN in Los Angeles Review of Books
My short story, “The Donkey is Definitely Asian” is in the debut anthology for the “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” reading series, hosted by Julia Ingalls. The series is held regularly at the Mandrake Bar in Culver City, and has been one of my favorite local events. It was a blast to read there last year, […]Read More “The Donkey is Definitely Asian” – New Story in the Best Of It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere: Volume One
“Korean Jesus” is out now in The Bare Life Review! “Korean Jesus” is about one man’s encounter with the magnetic Korean Jesus. Is Korean Jesus a con man? Or is Korean Jesus the Lord God incarnate? Or is He both? This wonderful journal is published by Nyuol Lueth Tong and his team to champion immigrant […]Read More “Korean Jesus” – New Story in The Bare Life Review
My new short story “Chengdu” is out now in Two Hawks Quarterly. Jimmy Chiang drives west on the 10 freeway, over the 405. His stepdaughter is in the backseat. She is seven years old. Her name is Scharlene. Scharlene says: Where’s daddy? Jimmy doesn’t want to tell her where her father really is. But Jimmy […]Read More “Chengdu” – New Story in Two Hawks Quarterly
Excerpt & Q&A: THE LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA by J. Ryan Stradal THE LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA is J. Ryan Stradal’s anticipated follow-up to his bestselling debut novel, KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST. With his signature warmth, detail and exquisitely fine storytelling, Stradal once again delivers a novel worthy of falling in love with. An […]Read More AFLW: Excerpt + Q&A with J. Ryan Stradal
Excerpt & Q&A: YOUR HOUSE WILL PAY by Steph Cha In her new novel, YOUR HOUSE WILL PAY, Steph Cha brings her crime-writing prowess to the aftermath of racially charged 90s’ Los Angeles. The result is a page-turning thriller driven by honesty, tension and an unyielding willingness to speak the emotional experience of its characters. […]Read More AFLW: Excerpt + Q&A with Steph Cha
Chris L. Terry’s new, acclaimed novel, BLACK CARD, presents a stirring examination of racial identity in America as its unnamed narrator is a young, mixed-race man who longs to earn his “black card,” but soon finds it comes with an acute and systemic vulnerability to racism. An excerpt, followed by a Q&A between the author and […]Read More AFLW: EXCERPT + Q&A WITH CHRIS TERRY