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A strong debut collection of short stories. Billed as being specifically about the Chinese millennial experience, but in fact it's rather broader than that; there's nothing about 'unconventional sex lives' or 'fantastic technologies' in here either. ...more
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It's the early 90s, and Paul is a student and bartender immersed in the queer subculture of Iowa City. Paul is also a shapeshifter. He can switch genders (though he almost always thinks of himself as him); can make himself taller/shorter, more mascul ...more
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This book has already stirred up controversy – as the author no doubt intended – but a week after reading it, I already find myself without much to say. It's a loosely-strung-together set of essays that are part cultural critique, part rant and part ...more
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I first read The Witnesses Are Gone just over a year ago. I loved it, but found it curiously (and fittingly) difficult to review. I didn't get much further than just writing the sentence: 'I am ecstatic with the wonderful discovery of Joel Lane's wor ...more
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