Calendar Boy by Andy QuanCalendar Boy by Andy Quan

Calendar Boy

byAndy Quan

Paperback | July 1, 2001

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On the edge of adulthood, self?discovery, coming out; in university towns, Europe, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, the protagonists of Calendar Boy unravel cultural heritage, community, identity on the road to ? they hope ? love, happiness, and self?acceptance. Set around the globe, sixteen adventurous stories weave fiction with real?life smarts, guts and oomph underpinning them. Quan shifts gears effortlessly from street?smart colloquial voice to rapid?fire monologue to bemused, exhilarated tone of immigrants new to Canada or to gay male culture.With one foot in urban Canadian life and the other in the global village, Calendar Boy will hit home even as it makes you see the world in new ways.
Andy Quan co-edited Swallowing Clouds, Canada's first anthology of Chinese-Canadian poetry. His short stories have appeared in eleven anthologies, including Queeries, Quickies, Carnal Nation, and Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium. His first collection of poetry, Slant, is published by Nightwood Editions. Born in Vancouver, he l...
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Title:Calendar BoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.65 inPublished:July 1, 2001Publisher:NEW STAR BOOKSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0921586825

ISBN - 13:9780921586821

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"There are 16 stories in this debut collection from well-traveled Canadian writer Andy Quan, and therefore more than a dozen good reasons to appreciate its charms, its snarls, its several voices and its singular center, its moments of coming-out poignancy and racial -politics perception and immigrant-outsider displacement and sexual-play eroticism… Not one flat tone, this book, but a symphony of cultures, gay and Asian, and of communities, Canadian and global, and of emotions, longing and lusty." - Richard Labonté