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Waylaid is the story of a Chinese American boy who struggles to grow up in the grip of an overcharged sexual environment. With a daily routine that involves renting out rooms to johns and hookers at his parents' sleazy hotel, the narrator loses his grip on concepts of friendship, family and childhood. As he pursues his all-consuming quest to lose his virginity, issues of race, class and sex cripple his sense of self-worth. It is a story told with a Gen-X-style bleak humor that doesn't pander to conventional notions of immigrant narrative. Waylaid doesn't cut a wide swath through Asian American literature. It is a switchblade in the gut to stories of over-achievement and success in America that ignore the human cost.
This is the eBook edition of Waylaid, originally published in print form in May 2002.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

May 2002 : USA Paperback

Title: Waylaid
Author(s): Ed Lin
ISBN: 1-885030-32-0 / 978-1-885030-32-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kaya/Muae
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Waylaid
Author(s): ED LIN
Publisher: Kaya Press
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