- Where did the idea come from for your book? i wrote a story about Fast Eddy in 2004. a couple years later i was in this rather difficult creative writing class at U of C and found myself missing Fast Eddy. so, i resolved to write a short story cycle about both Fast Eddy and his friends. my manuscript is titled THE GLOBE and is named after a pub.
- What genre does your book fall under? short fiction.
- What actors would you chose to play your characters in a movie rendition? i have no idea who could play Fast Eddy but i think Colin Farrell as Load Toad would be great.
- What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? expatriates in Hong Kong exist in-between worlds. their stories explore how they deal with emotional discomfort at the point where loneliness and alienation intersect.
- Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? my book is searching for a home.
- How long did it take you to write the first draft? i wrote the majority of these stories over a five year period.
- What other books would you compare your book to within your genre? LATER, AT THE BAR by Rebecca Barry.
- Who or what inspired you to write this book? it’s a variety of things. i lived as an expat for a couple years and am familiar with shifting in-between worlds, and i enjoy the complexity of my flawed characters–besides, they keep showing up in my imagination.
- What else about your book might pique the readers interest? there’s a rude giant watching over the city, a woman with vertigo, and Load Toad’s surreal taxi ride in Guangzhou. the characters are difficult, drink too much, and hurt one another, over and over again.
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