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Isham Cook

American essayist and novelist based in China since 1994. Writing philosophy: downmarket, big concept, provocative, discriminating, outrageous. Ballard, Beckett, Borges, Dick, Kafka, Hesse, Melville, Mishima, Sade are influences.

The expat and the prostitute: Four classic novels, 1956-62

Reviews of Richard McKenna’s The Sand Pebbles, Richard Mason’s The World of Suzie Wong, Emmanuelle Arsan’s Emmanuelle, and Jack Reynolds’ A Woman from Bangkok.

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Novelist, essayist, satirist, literary provocateur, polyamorous pansexual China-based anti-Trump American expat.