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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.

In praise of concubines: Interview with Lloyd Lofthouse

Review of compelling historical novel and larger-than-life love story set during the Taiping Rebellion.