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In Conversation: Kevin Chen and Pete Hsu

April 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Pete Hsu as he speaks with New York Times Editor’s Choice and bestselling author Kevin Chen on his recent novel GHOST TOWN.

GHOST TOWN has been described by Booklist as “excellent” with “multidimensional characters, a beautifully realized setting, and an apposite surprise ending.”

Keith Chen, the second son of a traditional Taiwanese family of seven, runs away from the oppression of his village to Berlin in the hope of finding acceptance as a young gay man.

The novel begins a decade later, when Chen has just been released from prison for killing his boyfriend. He is about to return to his family’s village, a poor and desolate place. With his parents gone, his sisters married, mad, or dead, there is nothing left for him there. As the story unfurls, we learn what tore this family apart and, more importantly, the truth behind the murder of Chen’s boyfriend.

Told in a myriad of voices, both living and dead, and moving through time with deceptive ease, Ghost Town weaves a mesmerizing web of family secrets and countryside superstitions, the search for identity and clash of cultures.

This is an event you won’t want to miss! Presented to you in partnership with the Taiwan Academy of Los Angeles. Book signing to follow!


April 21, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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1540 Lincoln Ave
1540 Lincoln Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States


Red Hen Press

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