Slant by Andy QuanSlant by Andy Quan


byAndy Quan

Paperback | January 1, 2001

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Sharp, accessible and witty, Slant offers a fresh exploration of issues of race, sexuality, and life in the global village. The collection alternates between three main themes of childhood and family in the Chinese diaspora; gay sexuality, community and rites-of-passage; and voyages literal and metaphorical. Slant asks "how do we belong?" and answers in a voice that is compelling and unique.
Andy Quan was born in 1969 in Vancouver, British Columbia, a third-generation Chinese-Canadian and fifth-generation Chinese-American with roots in the villages of Canton. His short fiction has appeared in many anthologies and is collected in his first book of short stories, Calendar Boy (New Star Books, 2001). He is co-editor and a con...
Title:SlantFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 0.4 inPublished:January 1, 2001Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889711798

ISBN - 13:9780889711792

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Andy Quan belongs to that species of poet who remembers home and family but travels everywhere to make discoveries that deepen his insights into himself."- Wayson Choy "Andy Quan plumbs the delicate inevitability of connection between child and parent, siblings and extended family, between men as lovers and as friends, between insiders and outsiders, across cultures, continents and generations. And whether these connections are made by air, over coffee, or on the dance floor, Quan tunes them in language that is empathic and direct. The last word of one of this first book's finest poems most aptly describes its import: Slant launches the career of a poet whose trajectory is assured 'glitter.' "- John Barton