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Calendar Boy

by (author) Andy Quan

New Star Books
Initial publish date
Jul 2001
Gay, Short Stories (single author)
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2001
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On the edge of adulthood, self-discovery, coming out; in university towns, Europe, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, the protagonists of Calendar Boy unravel cultural heritage, community, identity on the road to — they hope — love, happiness, and self-acceptance. Set around the globe, sixteen adventurous stories weave fiction with real-life smarts, guts and oomph underpinning them. Quan shifts gears effortlessly from street-smart colloquial voice to rapid-fire monologue to bemused, exhilarated tone of immigrants new to Canada or to gay male culture.With one foot in urban Canadian life and the other in the global village, Calendar Boy will hit home even as it makes you see the world in new ways.

About the author

Andy Quan is the author of four books: Calendar Boy, Slant, Bowling Pin Fire, and Six Positions, and the co-editor of the Arsenal Pulp Press anthology Swallowing Clouds with Jim Wong-Chu. He was born in 1969 in Vancouver, BC, a third-generation Chinese-Canadian and fifth generation Chinese-American with roots in the villages of Canton. His short fiction has appeared in the Arsenal Pulp Fiction anthologies Queeries, Queer View Mirror, Contra/Diction, Carnal Nation, the Quickies series and I Like It Like That.

Other short fiction, poetry and non-fiction has appeared widely in anthologies and magazines in Canada, the USA, the UK and Australia.

He is also a singer-songwriter, and had a featured role in Canadian video-maker Richard Fung's Dirty Laundry, an exploration of sexuality among early Chinese immigrants to Canada.

After living in Toronto, London, and Brussels, Andy has lived in Sydney, Australia since 1999 where he works on regional HIV/AIDS issues.

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