Tsing Lee: Mother of All Sheboys

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Our hero, Tsing Lee,is a beautiful young woman, who just happens to have been born a boy. Tsings'path in life leads to wealth, fame, happiness, intrigue and to the depths of sorrow--all courtesy of a mysterious church.

Tsing is party to a right-wing conspiracy by the Party of G.O.D. (Guardians of Decency) against a sitting D.M.C. President (Defenders of the Middle Class). Of course, once the Guardians gain complete control of the USA, they screw up the country so horribly that Charlie Caswell (the disgraced ex-president) is called back from exile in the hope that he might bring order out of chaos. The whole thing ends with the seeming destruction of the world by fire; a virgin birth; and a hope for the survival of the human race.

For all it's depravity, killings (for a higher cause, naturally), cross-dressing, forbidden sex and general mayhem, Tsing Lee is a funny book.

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I approached the manuscript of Tsing Lee with some trepidation, given the cover and the obvious pseudonym of Paige Turner. However, I quickly got into the story and I was soon hooked. Part of the story's appeal is that, unlike most books on the mardet today, I found it original and highly entertaining.

With most manuscripts, I can easily predict what will happen next--and, what will ultimately happen at the climax of the book. Tsing Lee, however, kept me guessing right up to the end.

I thoroughly enjoyed the character's insights and humor. I also enjoyed the matter-of-fact-ness about the character's voice. The voice remained constant whether Tsing was talking about high-heel shoes or sex. The character managed to go through a number of harrowing and unique events that I couldn't foresee, and yet held firm to that voic. A unique voice is something wonderful in a work of fiction, and the author managed to do this (while making it look easy).

From the Author:

This novel arose from my need to confront and explore my Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior--which has adversely affected my life over a span of many decades.

I now know that OCB (Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior) is a basic syndrome which afflicts millions of Americans, and--I sould imagine--millions more around the world. Essentially, I have come to believe that OCB is the underlying causation for a host of "-isms:" Alcoholism, Transvestism, homosexualism, fundamentalism, drug addition, gambling addiction, et al. I have to admit that I had a lot of fun developing and weaving all of these divergent threads into the fabric of my novel.

Funny thing, I have been free of my OCB (at least in the behavior department) for these last eight years. I suspect that a change of life-style (along with 20 mg per day of Prozac) did the trick. Then, again, who really knows? Maybe it's just too soon to tell.

Be as it may, Tsing Lee is hardly a textbook. It is, I should hope, a funny, sad, tragic, uplifting, exciting mind-blowing novel.

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