Download 98 Wounds by Justin Chin PDF

By Justin Chin

"A homosexual, punk-rock chinese language American within the age of AIDS, Chin confronts all demeanour of hypocrisy."—San Francisco Chronicle

98 Wounds is a sequence of improbably associated tales that reimagines and reconciles the abject, the outlaw, the ostracized, the misfits, and the cranky contrarians between us.

Gay humans have by no means been as free—or divided—as in modern day society. because the homosexual majority surges into the mainstream, a social build has emerged depicting "Good Gays" and "Bad Gays." never-ending mythmaking is going into dehumanizing the Bad.

Barebackers, poz sexpigs, meth-users, sexual libertines, and fetishists were blamed, shamed, and disdained. Any vicious untruth or loathsome rumor approximately them—even these opposite to technological know-how or universal sense—is authorized with no question.

The characters populating 98 Wounds run roughshod in a urban spiraling in the direction of cave in. They dealer pressing wishes in consistent pursuit of id, obsession, rituals of wish, even the simplicity of a standard lifestyles. They unwaveringly root for his or her personal realizing of belonging, contentment, excitement, and love.

In 98 Wounds, both we're all damned, or we're all stored: a sentiment that speaks to all cultures in those doubtful times.

Award-winning author Justin Chin is the writer of six books, together with Bite tough (Manic D Press) and Mongrel (St. Martin's Press). His works were largely anthologized. Born in Malaysia, raised and expert in Singapore, shipped to the USA in terms of Hawaii, he at the moment lives in San Francisco, California.

Show description

Read or Download 98 Wounds PDF

Similar u.s. short stories books

American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings (Penguin Classics)

Zitkala-Sa wrestled with the conflicting impacts of yank Indian and white tradition all through her existence. Raised on a Sioux reservation, she used to be trained at boarding faculties that enforced assimilation and was once witness to significant occasions in white-Indian relatives within the past due 1800s and early 1900s. Tapping her bothered own background, Zitkala-Sa created tales that light up the tragedy and complexity of the yank Indian event.

Searching for Us: who are we really?

Concept scary, unpredictable and debatable, trying to find Us is an unorthodox selection of brief tales and poetry. the quick tales (80% of the booklet) comprise many Twilight sector like stories. whereas many of the tales are travel-related, is the reader taken on a trip of geography or a pilgrimage of the brain?

The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume II: 002

The book of quantity of this landmark assortment celebrates the shut of the centennial yr of Thornton Wilder's beginning. This quantity collects 17 performs from the author's three-minute and five-minute performs for 5 actors sequence and comprises the full-length play The Alcestiad, a massive paintings through the writer of Our city and the surface of Our the teeth which has lengthy been unavailable.

The Talker: Stories

"If you ever puzzled what existence is like for the down and out, the amazing Sojourner lays it out in distinct and unsparing prose in her newest number of brief tales. all through, Sojourner's skill to carry awesome characters to lifestyles and produce intensity and middle to dull situations makes this assortment memorable.

Additional resources for 98 Wounds

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 44 votes