From The Bestselling Author Of The Hundred Year Flood Comes An Incredibly Entertaining And Profoundly Affecting Tour De Force About A Korean American Man S Strange And Ordinary Attempts To Exist Matt Kim Is Always Tired He Keeps Passing Out His Cat Is Dead His Wife And Daughter Have Left Him He S Estranged From His Adoptive Family People Bump Into Him On The Street As If He Isn T ThereHe Is Pretty Sure He S Disappearing His Girlfriend, Yumi, Is Less Convinced But Then She Runs Into Someone Who Looks Exactly Like Her, And Her Doppelg Nger Turns Out To Have Dated Someone Who Looks Exactly Like Matt Except The Other Matt Was Superior In Every Way He Was Clever, Successful, Generous, And Beloved Until One Day He Suddenly And Completely Vanished Without Warning How Can Matt Kim Protect His Existence When A Better Version Of Him Wasn T Able To Or Is His Worse Life A Reason For His Survival Set In A Troubling Time In Which A Presidential Candidate Is Endorsed By The KKK And White Men In Red Hats Stalk Harvard Square, Disappear Doppelg Nger Disappear Is A Haunting And Frighteningly Funny Novel About Asian American Stereotypes, The Desires That Make Us Human, Puns, And What Happens To The Self When You Have To Become Someone Else To Be Seen
I m the author most recently of THE HUNDRED YEAR FLOOD Little A , Aug 2015 and I M NOT SAYING, I M JUST SAYING Civil Coping Mechanisms , as well as the essay collection, DIFFERENT RACISMS My writing appears in NPR Code Switch, The New York Times Motherlode, Salon, Glimmer Train, Guernica PEN, American Short Fiction, and often in The Good Men Project, where I serve as Fiction Editor I m currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing Literature at the University of Houston.
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