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Lipstick and other stories

Author: Alexander Kuo
Publisher: Hong Kong : Asia 2000 Ltd., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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His memory -- his mind, really -- is blocking and altering his recollection of what transpired in the early forties in Chongqing. What he remembers about his mother is especially jagged and conflicting. Such repression is a theme Alex Kuo pursues in many of his stories. Likewise censorship and state terrorism, ideology and dissidence.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kuo, Alexander.
Lipstick and other stories.
Hong Kong : Asia 2000 Ltd., ©2001
(OCoLC)606930452
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Kuo
ISBN: 9627160997 9789627160991
OCLC Number: 47886321
Awards: American Book Award, 2002
Description: 182 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Eggs --
Absences --
Growing tomatoes --
Cicadas --
Past perfect tense --
Relocation, after the Manhattan Project --
Family stories --
Bloodline --
The Peking cowboy --
Digging from China --
Definitions --
Smoke --
Morning stars --
The connoisseur of chaos --
The hyphen --
Reductions --
Keepers --
Disturbances --
Old hearts --
Cadenzas --
The Catholic all-star chess team --
The Great Wall, Flo, Zeke and Delta Delta Mu --
The answer --
Progeny --
Flowers --
Counting --
Shapes --
Unmovable things --
The burning --
Lipstick --
Exit, a Chinese novel.
Responsibility: Alex Kuo.

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His memory -- his mind, really -- is blocking and altering his recollection of what transpired in the early forties in Chongqing. What he remembers about his mother is especially jagged and conflicting. Such repression is a theme Alex Kuo pursues in many of his stories. Likewise censorship and state terrorism, ideology and dissidence.

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