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98 Wounds by Justin Chin

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 chain 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 brand new 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 technology or universal sense—is accredited with out question.

The characters populating 98 Wounds run roughshod in a urban spiraling in the direction of cave in. They dealer pressing wants in consistent pursuit of identification, obsession, rituals of wish, even the simplicity of a regular existence. 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 not easy (Manic D Press) and Mongrel (St. Martin's Press). His works were commonly anthologized. Born in Malaysia, raised and proficient in Singapore, shipped to the U.S. in terms of Hawaii, he presently lives in San Francisco, California.

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