Story by Erasmus Yang

Story by Erasmus Yang

by Scott Shibuya Brown
Story by Erasmus Yang

Story by Erasmus Yang

by Scott Shibuya Brown


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"Sometimes our past is the only truth-teller, specially when the real-life persons are not always factual to us, or when the personal memories likewise are not so certain over the years." Such is the wisdom of kind-hearted Erasmus T. Yang, frustrated journalist wannabe and proprietor of a mama shop in the fictional Southeast Asia of Tandomon, who finds himself inadvertently embroiled in the Sino-Soviet border clashes of the late 1960s. Told by journalist and award-winning novelist, Scott Shibuya Brown, the novel takes a comic look at one ambitious man's efforts to promote a fraudulent war memorial, thereby almost precipitating international conflict through Yang's enthusiastic news reporting. Narrated in a charming first-person narrative of Singlish and Manglish (Singaporean and Malaysian English), as well as invented colloquial English, the tale is both an entertainment and a warning, in the tradition of early Naipaul, Graham Greene, and Joseph Heller. ―Julian Anderson

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781956907032
Publisher: Jackleg Press
Publication date: 08/15/2023
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Scott Shibuya Brown's novels include FAR AFIELD and THE TRADERS, which was a finalist for the Saroyan International Prize for Fiction. He is a musician and a former staff journalist for Time Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. He divides his time between California and Asia.
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