Beauty Plus Pity

By Kevin Chong
(Arsenal Pulp Press, Paperback, 9781551524160, 256pp.)

Publication Date: October 2011

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An Asian American man meets the sister he never knew he had: a wistful novel about family, loss, and forgiveness.

About the Author

Kevin Chong: Kevin Chong was born in Hong Kong in 1975 and raised in Vancouver. He is the author of a novel, Baroque-a-Nova (Plume, 2002), a music memoir entitled Neil Young Nation (Greystone/PGW, 2005), and a forthcoming memoir on horse-racing. He lives in Vancouver.

Praise For Beauty Plus Pity

"This unassuming, well-written novel is quiet in every way—subtly entertaining, poignant, and funny." —Publishers Weekly

"A novel of heartbreak and humor, Beauty Plus Pity is written with an energy and humanity few novels possess. Kevin Chong is an extraordinary writer who is at the top of his game." —Steven Galloway, author of The Cellist of Sarajevo

"Funny and devastating. Chong is a melange of Bukowski and Woody Allen." —Rawi Hage, author of De Niro's Game and Cockroach

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