Beauty Plus Pity

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Beauty Plus Pity

By Kevin Chong

Arsenal Pulp Press, Paperback, 9781551524160, 255pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2011


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

About the Author
Chong graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1997, and earned his MFA in creative writing at Columbia University.

Praise For Beauty Plus Pity

"This unassuming, well-written novel is quiet in every waysubtly 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