By Kip Fulbeck
Award-winning videomaker, functionality artist, and pop-culture provocateur Kip Fulbeck has captivated audiences around the world along with his mix of highcomedy and private narrative. In Paper Bullets, his first novel, Fulbeck faucets into his Cantonese, English, Irish, and Welsh historical past, weaving a fictional autobiography from 27 heavily associated tales, essays, and confessions. via turns delicate and forceful, passionate and callous, Fulbeck confronts the politics of race, intercourse, and Asian American masculinity head-on with no apology, continually wondering the place Hapas slot in a rustic that ignores multiracial identity.
Raised in southern California by way of a Chinese-born mom and a Caucasian father, Fulbeck pushes the conventions of literary shape as he concurrently attracts from, recreates, and fabricates his personal existence heritage. His diversity of experiences--from university professor to adolescence outreach volunteer, blues participant to surfer and lifeguard--informs his witty and humane writing. Like himself, his protagonist is a tender guy formed via the conflicting mores, stigmas, wants, and codes of male behavior in the United States. He searches for and mismanages love and independence, constantly experimenting with intercourse alongside the best way. occasionally hilarious, regularly heartfelt, browsing the minutiae of popular culture and sound bits, his internal voice shifts regularly one of the genuine, the perceived, and the imagined.
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Paper Bullets: A Fictional Autobiography (Scott and Laurie Oki Series in Asian American Studies) by Kip Fulbeck