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Andy Quan

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Andy Quan is the author of four books, one of short fiction, Calendar Boy, two of poetry, Slant and Bowling Pin Fire, and one of gay erotica, Six Positions. He was the co-editor of Swallowing Clouds, an Anthology of Chinese Canadian Poetry. His work has appeared in a broad range of anthologies, magazines and literary reviews in Australia, Canada, and elsewhere. His work often deals with the themes of identity, community, and culture.

Born in Vancouver of Cantonese origin, Andy has lived in Toronto, Brussels, and London before settling in Sydney, Australia. A singer and songwriter, he has also self-produced tapes and CDs.

OdesOdes by Sharon Olds
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I feel some surprise to think how long I’ve been reading the poetry of Sharon Olds, perhaps to find myself so old! I was shocked by her confessionals of her difficult family relationships and her exaltations of her body and sex. I loved her long lines and jamming together images and metaphors and wordplay in ways that seemed to build power and never b...

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Published on January 20, 2017 14:46
Average rating: 3.86 · 184 ratings · 44 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Calendar Boy

3.50 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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Six Positions: Sex Writing ...

4.33 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Swallowing Clouds: An Antho...

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Slant

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Bowling Pin Fire

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2007
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Second Person Queer: Who Yo...

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The Lost Library: Gay Ficti...

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Upon a Midnight Clear

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I Like It Like That: True S...

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Plenitude Magazine (Issue 4)

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Just Another Jihadi Jane by Tabish Khair
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How to imagine the unimaginable? Tabish Khair sets himself quite a task, and a particularly relevant one, in asking how young people from around the world have joined the fray in Syria and the Middle East, including a number of young women.

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Something Will Happen, You'll See by Christos Ikonomou
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A friend left this behind on our bookshelves after staying with us. It's a collection of short stories all about the collapse of families and communities with the Greek economic crisis. The first thing to be said is that the writing is beautiful. It ...more
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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
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I found this interesting and enjoyable, a great idea for a novel with lots of ideas to explore.
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Madwoman On The Bridge And Other Stories by Su Tong
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Su Tong is the author of Raise the Red Lantern, which was made into a rather famous movie, which I have to admit I never saw. However, I have come across a translation of his first collection of first stories, Madwoman on the Bridge, and an interesti ...more
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The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
The Heart Goes Last
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
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I've got a long history with Margaret (or Peg as her friends call her). I think I even wrote a university essay on her first book, 'Surfacing', and I've read her books over the last almost-three decades at various important times in my life. So, I th ...more
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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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I'm feeling really ambiguous about Malcolm Gladwell lately. In some ways, it's related to how GOOD his writing is. He spins a great story. They're the kind of stories that I immediately want to share with friends at dinner parties. They all have the ...more
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A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale
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As I've written before in book reviews, I often look to books in slightly opposing ways: both to find myself, and to be introduced to a completely different world. Patrick Gale's latest novel, A Place Called Winter, has a pleasing familiarity to me a ...more
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The Golden Age by Joan London
The Golden Age
by Joan London
read in October, 2015
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I did find the setting and time intriguing, and the idea of a care home for kids with polio and a European immigrant couple adjusting to the new world was engaging enough. As a poet and writer, I should have been engaged with the protagonist's discov ...more
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The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
The Snow Queen
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read in October, 2015
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Michael Cunningham has always been one of my favourite authors and his latest book, The Snow Queen, reminded me why: I think it will be one of my favourites of his, once it settles in some more.

How I loved my courses in literature in university. I wa
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“I think the word ‘love’ should be used sparingly and truthfully.”
Andy Quan, The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered
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“How complex, untrustworthy, and important our stories are. We will never tell you the true story of our lives.”
Andy Quan, The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered




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Andy Quan Tara wrote: "Good to see you on Goodreads. May I say you look radiant. x"

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Tara Moss Good to see you on Goodreads. May I say you look radiant. x


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