Burden of Ashes

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Alyson, 2002 - Education - 224 pages
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A literary dreamscape in which the landscapes of childhood, homelands, bodies, lovers, and desires succumb to whimsy, revision, and denial. With wild grace, Chin bounds through actual events and imagined outcomes-in a place where killing snakes, stern discipline, family pets, and childhood vacations share equal time with unrequited love, the mournful specters of ex-lovers, imagined passions, and the enigmatic power of a good kiss-reconciling what is lost, taken away, denied, outgrown, left behind, survived, remembered, and reclaimed.

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Justin Chin is the author of "Mongrel: Essays, Diatribes and Pranks ""and Bite Hard." His writings have appeared in "American Poetry: The Next Generation, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, "and "Chick for a Day." He has created eight full-length solo performance works and several shorter works that have been presented nationally and abroad. Born in Malaysia and raised in Singapore, he currently lives in San Francisco.

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User Review  - Kenny - Goodreads

I liked this more than R. zimora Linmark, who apparently belongs in the same literary coterie. It gets very explicit and graphic, so I got embarrassed about reading it on the genteel Boston T, and try ... Read full review

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Good at some points, tremendously disturbing at others. Read full review


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Chin is a 1998 Lambda Award Finalist.

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