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Fatty Goes to China
Fatty Goes to China

Fatty Goes to China


150 Pages, 5 x 7

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: June 2012

ISBN 9781926639482

Rights: WOR

Tightrope Books (Jun 2012)
Tightrope Books, Inc.

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Written in original, humorous, and innovative ways, these 11 richly varied stories expose the risks in finding shelter in unaccommodating places. Exploring the precarious lives of an accident-prone Chinese construction worker with a dark secret, a fatally ill Canadian artist who remains in Beijing after the 2008 Olympics, a grieving barber who makes a gruesome discovery about his Czech lover, and a couple who make a shocking, last-minute decision about their adoptive child, these unforgettable narratives—both dark and emotional—travel from China to Canada and Europe to convey vivid descriptions and a nostalgic appeal.

Author Biography

Royston Tester is a short fiction writer and editor whose work has appeared in Cha: An Asian Literary Review, the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, and various Canadian, U.S., and UK journals and anthologies. He is the author of Summat Else. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.