You are eating an orange. You are naked. : a novel / Sheung-King .
- 4 of 8 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
- 1 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.
2 current holds with 8 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Holdable?||Status||Due Date|
|Terrace Public Library||SHE (Text)||35151001116268||Adult Fiction||Volume hold||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781771666411 (paperback)
- Physical Description: 182 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: Toronto : Book*hug Press, 2020.
- Copyright: ©2020.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references.
A young translator living in Toronto frequently travels abroad--to Hong Kong, Macau, Prague, Tokyo--often with his unnamed lover. In restaurants and hotel rooms, the couple begin telling folk tales to each other, perhaps as a way to fill the undefined space between them. Theirs is a comic and enigmatic relationship in which emotions are often muted and sometimes masked by verbal play and philosophical questions, and further complicated by the woman's frequent unexplained disappearances. YOU ARE EATING AN ORANGE. YOU ARE NAKED. is an intimate novel of memory and longing that challenges Western tropes and Orientalism. Embracing the playful surrealism of Haruki Murakami and the atmospheric narratives of filmmaker Wong Kar-wai, Sheung-King's debut is at once lyrical and punctuated, and wholly unique, and marks the arrival of a bold new voice in Asian-Canadian literature. "Sheung-King has written a wonderfully unexpected and maverick love story but also a novel of ideas that hopscotches between Toronto, Macau, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Prague. It is enchanting, funny, and a joy to read."--Kyo Maclear.
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