Burden of Ashes
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.
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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Review: Burden of AshesUser 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
Review: Burden of AshesUser Review - Dylan - Goodreads
Good at some points, tremendously disturbing at others. Read full review
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