A long (8 year) journey from start to finish has finally reached a destination. C&R Press, the home of an array of accomplished authors including Laura Catherine Brown, Brian Leung, Janet Sarbanes, Chris Campanioni, Ariel Francisco, and many many more, will be the home for my next novel NO GOOD VERY BAD ASIAN. Super honored to be among the humble craftspeople doing their work, and I’ve loved the work Andrew Sullivan and John Gosslee have done for some time.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE BOOK
Meet Sirius Lee, a fictive famous Chinese American comedian. He is a no good, very bad Asian. He is not good at math (or any other subject, really). He has no interest in finding a “good Chinese girlfriend.” And he refuses to put any effort into becoming the CEO/Lawyer/Doctor his parents so desperately want him to be. All he wants to do is making people laugh. A cross between Paul Beatty’s The Sellout and Jade Chang’s The Wangs Vs. The World, NO GOOD VERY BAD ASIAN follows Sirius’s life from his poor, suffocating upbringing in the immigrant enclaves of Los Angeles to the loftiest heights of stardom as he struggles with substance abuse and the prejudice he faces despite his fame. Ultimately, when he becomes a father himself, he must come to terms with who he is, where he came from, and the legacy he’ll leave behind.
More soon, and in the meantime…