By Kevin Chong

"Beauty plus pity—that is the nearest we will get to a definition of art."
—Vladimir Nabokov

In this tragicomic, glossy immigrant's story, Malcolm Kwan is a twentysomething Asian American embarking on a modeling occupation whose lifestyles is derailed whilst his father dies and his fiancée leaves him. whilst he meets the half-sister he by no means knew existed—the results of his father's extramarital affair—he needs to paintings via his lifelong ambivalence as one trapped among cultures and among mom and dad maintaining insupportable secrets.

Kevin Chong is the writer of the unconventional Baroque-a-Nova (Plume) and the memoir Neil younger Nation (Greystone Books).

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