By Kevin Chong
"Beauty plus pitythat is the nearest we will get to a definition of art."
In this tragicomic, smooth immigrant's story, Malcolm Kwan is a twentysomething Asian American embarking on a modeling occupation whose lifestyles is derailed while his father dies and his fiancée leaves him. while he meets the half-sister he by no means knew existedthe results of his father's extramarital affairhe needs to paintings via his lifelong ambivalence as one trapped among cultures and among mom and dad maintaining insupportable secrets.
Kevin Chong is the writer of the radical Baroque-a-Nova (Plume) and the memoir Neil younger Nation (Greystone Books).
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