Crime Fiction novelist Henry Chang (Chinatown Beat, Year of the Dog, and Red Jade) is on a book tour for Death Money, the fourth novel in his popular noir series featuring Detective Jack Yu. On Thursday, June 5, 2014, Chang, Elijah Kuan Wong and Paula Bomer will read from their novels at Project Reach Chinatown/LES, 39 Eldridge St. ( bet. Canal St. and Hester St.) 4th Floor in New York, from 7-9pm. Admission is free, books will be available for sale. Call 212-966-4227 for more information.
On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Chang will be among 7 featured authors in the Mystery Writers America (MWA) series with Richie Narvaez hosting, at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th St. in New York. The evening begins at 6:30pm, Admission is free, books will be available for sale. Call 212-505-3360 for more information.
Chang previews Detective Yu’s latest investigation which takes him through a criminal underworld that reaches from benevolent associations of Chinatown to the take-out restaurants, strip clubs, and underground gambling establishments of the Bronx, to a wealthy, exclusive New Jersey borough. It’s an intrigue worthy of a classic Hong Kong crime thriller right here in the New York City area… More than just a crime story, the novel is a revealing look into Chinese communities through a character who is conflicted about his return to Chinatown. Mystery genre review site reviewingtheevidence.com says, “In his dogged insistence on providing the Chinese word for the Chinese thing, Henry Chang may very well be insisting on the complex reality that lies behind the often tacky face that Chinatown shows to the North American eye.”
Henry Chang is a New Yorker, a native son of Chinatown and the Lower East Side. His poems have appeared in the seminal Yellow Pearl anthology, and in Gangs In New York’s Chinatown. He has written for Bridge Magazine, and his fiction has appeared in On A Bed Of Rice and in the NuyorAsian Anthology. His debut novel Chinatown Beat garnered high praise from the New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, among others.
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Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia recently starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, Lorey Hayes, Marcus Naylor and Phynjuar, and made her jazz vocalist debut in Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz “LADY” at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.
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