That Chinese bathhouses draw families and their children while operating simultaneously as brothels is a phenomenon found nowhere else in the world.
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.
We are taught not to be misers with our money. But when it comes to the body, we are misers through and through.
X-rated dramatic farce set in a sexual re-education camp in a future Liberated California Republic.
China’s mad poet who savagely murdered his wife.
Poems like teeth grinding away grammar: Germany’s Expressionist poet who died on the front in WWI.
Bizarre experiments in poetry while under the influence of cannabis.
The protagonist discovers he’s a convicted pedophile incarcerated in the city-wide concentration camp of former Gary, Indiana.
The protagonist finds himself enslaved in a full-scale replica of Ancient Rome in China.
The protagonist finds himself enslaved in a Cantonese-speaking Chicago 100 years in the future.
A bullet removed from the protagonist’s brain is replaced with a pedophile-tracking nanochip.
The protagonist slave gets a tour of China’s Ancient Rome and trains in massaging its female patrons.
The condemned protagonist is fattened up during the ocean crossing to Canton.
What happens when one gets sexually involved with women of the obsessive variety.
A casual affair with a student engenders inexplicable difficulties.
Communication problems at a gift shop spiral out of control.