By Andy Quan
Sharp, accessible and witty, Slant offers a fresh exploration of issues of race, sexuality, and life in the global village. The collection alternates between three main themes of childhood and family in the Chinese diaspora; gay sexuality, community and rites-of-passage; and voyages literal and metaphorical. Slant asks "how do we belong?" and answers in a voice that is compelling and unique.
Andy Quan was born in 1969 in Vancouver, British Columbia, a third-generation Chinese-Canadian and fifth-generation Chinese-American with roots in the villages of Canton. His short fiction has appeared in many anthologies and is collected in his first book of short stories, Calendar Boy (New Star Books, 2001). He is co-editor and a contributor to Swallowing Clouds: An Anthology of Chinese-Canadian Poetry. Andy is a singer and songwriter, and had a featured acting role in Canadian video-maker Richard Fung's Dirty Laundry. After living in Toronto, London, and Brussels, Andy is currently living in Sydney, Australia where he works for the Australian Federation of AIDS Organizations.Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Nightwood; 1 edition (January 1, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches