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: http://www.arsenalpulp.com/bookinfo.php?index=396
Tom has 3 forthcoming readings in NYC and Toronto, included below.