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In the technicolor timewarp called Hell Hong Kong wannabe cowgirl La La is hellbent on realizing her dream to be a folk-singing sensation, even if it means surviving a dysfunctional relationship with her kidnapper, Ren, who is just hellbent. Ren thinks he'll win, but La La, dead or alive, always wins.
48 pages
Published 2010 by Rope-a-Dope Press

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Apr 25, 2010 Joe added it
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Prose poems giving fragmentary snapshots of a pathological relationship btwn La La a runaway Chinese girl who emulates the Western "country superstar" identity and Ren a long, bony white devil/Clint Eastwood.

At 48 pages blurs the distinction between a chapbook and a short book, fiction and poetry. But what a beautifully constructed book.

How the language sways & sticks: "Hell is a hot place, the radio hisses, get off your feet. She puts them on the dashboard the soles go liquid. She tilts a b
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Kim Gek Lin Short is the author of the lyric novels The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits and China Cowboy, both published by Tarpaulin Sky Press. She is also the author of the cross-genre chapbooks Run (Rope-a-Dope) and The Residents (dancing girl press).

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