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Fixer Chao

Ong, Han

Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 2001
ISBN 10: 0374155755 / ISBN 13: 9780374155759
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Title: Fixer Chao

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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First edition, stated. Signed by the author in green ink on the title page: "Han Ong." The young playwright's debut novel. Book is tight and unmarked; spine slant; bottom corners, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $25.00); light edgewear. Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 003116

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Synopsis: A picaresque first novel about love, revenge, art, and Feng Shui.

When William Narciso Paulinha, a Filipino street hustler, meets Shem C, a disreputable and social-climbing writer embittered by his lack of success, the Feng Shui scam of the century is born. Under Shem C's guidance, Paulinha assumes the persona of Master Chao, a revered Feng Shui practitioner from Hong Kong. Distorting the Eastern concept of Feng Shui -- the mystical Chinese art of creating a harmonious environment, promising its adherents peace and prosperity -- to accommodate Western demands, they peddle their peculiar brand of this holistic philosophy among New York City's elite.As this latter-day confidence man cuts a swath through upper-crust society, his biting observations form a comic portrait of class resentment and revenge. An auspicious debut, Fixer Chao raises questions of race and privilege, character and identity, and of what it means to be Asian at the turn of the twenty-first century.

About the Author: Born and educated in the Philippines, Han Ong came to the United States as a teenager and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1997. He is the author of several critically acclaimed plays. Fixer Chao is his first novel.

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