Friday, June 09, 2017

Do Not Sell Your Children to Monsters

(picture by Corky Lee)

Chinese writer does the coast and takes on icons
By Frank Chin, March 23, 1995

My first novel is in the bookstores. My name and, here and there, my picture pop up in newspaper book reviews and Asian-American weeklies. “Are you famous?” Sam asks. What is fame to a five-year-old kid? How am I, the almighty daddyisimo, to explain it to my son? Someday he’s going to leave home—for college, or to go to war, or take a job, or marry a woman out of state or on the moon. If he grows up thinking I'm famous, he might not want to go. (Cont'd)