Tom Cho - LOOK WHO'S MORPHINGAs some of you know, Tom Cho’s collection of fictions, Look Who’s Morphing, has just been released in North America and Europe by Arsenal Pulp Press.

If you can, please spread the word about Tom’s book! He’s known in Australia, but is building his N.American and European audiences.

If you have academic contacts who could be interested in the book, that is especially good, as the book speaks to a range of academic disciplines.

Here is the blurb for the book:

First published to acclaim in Australia, Look Who’s Morphing by Asian-Australian writer Tom Cho is a funny, fantastical, often outlandish collection of stories firmly grounded in pop culture. The book’s central character undergoes a series of startling transformations, shape-shifting through figures drawn from film, television, music, books, porn flicks, and comics. Often accompanied by family members, this narrator becomes Godzilla, Suzi Quatro, Whitney Houston’s bodyguard, a Muppet, a gay leatherman, a nun who becomes a governess to the von Trapp children, and, in the book’s lavish climax, a 100-foot-tall guitar-wielding rock star performing for an adoring troupe of fans in Tokyo.

Throughout these stories, there is a pervasive questioning of the nature of identity―cultural, racial, sexual, gender, and what lies beyond. Look Who’s Morphing is a stylish, highly entertaining literary debut in which nothing, including one’s self, can be taken for granted.

Here is the book’s webpage:

Tom has 3 forthcoming readings in NYC and Toronto, included below.

Dual launch of Look Who’s Morphing and Sarah Schulman’s After Delores (25th Anniversary Edition)
Sunday, April 13, 7:00pm
Bureau of General Services – Queer Division
Also feat. Sarah Schulman + special guest Sassafras Lowrey
Twins and Pop Stars
Thursday, April 17, 7:00pm
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
Also feat. Eugene Lim
Toronto launch
Tuesday, April 29, 6:00 for a 6:30pm start
Story Planet and Intergalactic Travel Authority
Feat. a joint performance with special guest Vivek Shraya + a conversation facilitated by Punam Khosla