A Taipei Mutt is a satirical novel set in Taipei, Taiwan. It was published by Cheng Shang Publishing in 2002. For information about getting a copy, contact me by email.
NEWS/CONFESSION, 2009. The main character in my novel, Louis Kemp, is not . . . well, he's not exactly a fictional character. In fact the novel is based on the Taipei experience of a real person, who at the end of the 1990s agreed to let me use his story, but who last year, after returning to Taiwan, told me he wasn't happy with certain things I did with the book. He asked me, somewhat oddly, if he could edit it chapter by chapter to bring it more in line with his actual memories. I was curious what he would do, so I said yes, and even agreed to a further request: he wanted me to post his edited version on my blog. Truth is, knowing Louis, I didn't think he'd get very far into such a rewrite. And he hasn't, at least not yet. A handful of his first chapters start here:
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