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Black Sparrow Press, 1998 - Fiction - 203 pages
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Fiction. Following the acclaimed Hawaiian Cowboys, Chinese-American writer John Yau's second book of short fiction returns to the same bleak neighborhoods of casual misunderstanding, habitual deception and oblique, transient encounters among strangers. At the heart of Yau's inquiry once again is that precarious and unstable thing identity, this time fathomed in primarily sexual terms as if in evolution from Hawaiian Cowboy's earlier casting of a shattered multiplicity into its racial components. Yau lives and works in New York City. 204pp. Black Sparrow 1998.

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Contents

Dear Reader
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Oral Plug
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Treasure Hunt
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Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Critically acclaimed poet and critic John Yau is the author of numerous publications in the fine arts, including The United States of Jasper Johns (1997), Ed Moses: A Retrospective (1996), Morris Graves: Flower Paintings (1994), and In the Realm of Appearances: The Art of Andy Warhol (1993). Yau works and resides in New York City.

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