[Read] ➻ Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear ➸ Matthew Salesses – Thantai68.info

Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear From The Bestselling Author Of The Hundred Year Flood Comes An Incredibly Entertaining And Profoundly Affecting Tour De Force About A Korean American Man S Strange And Ordinary Attempts To Exist Matt Kim Is Always Tired He Keeps Passing Out His Cat Is Dead His Wife And Daughter Have Left Him He S Estranged From His Adoptive Family People Bump Into Him On The Street As If He Isn T ThereHe Is Pretty Sure He S Disappearing His Girlfriend, Yumi, Is Less Convinced But Then She Runs Into Someone Who Looks Exactly Like Her, And Her Doppelg Nger Turns Out To Have Dated Someone Who Looks Exactly Like Matt Except The Other Matt Was Superior In Every Way He Was Clever, Successful, Generous, And Beloved Until One Day He Suddenly And Completely Vanished Without Warning How Can Matt Kim Protect His Existence When A Better Version Of Him Wasn T Able To Or Is His Worse Life A Reason For His Survival Set In A Troubling Time In Which A Presidential Candidate Is Endorsed By The KKK And White Men In Red Hats Stalk Harvard Square, Disappear Doppelg Nger Disappear Is A Haunting And Frighteningly Funny Novel About Asian American Stereotypes, The Desires That Make Us Human, Puns, And What Happens To The Self When You Have To Become Someone Else To Be Seen


About the Author: Matthew Salesses

I m the author most recently of THE HUNDRED YEAR FLOOD Little A , Aug 2015 and I M NOT SAYING, I M JUST SAYING Civil Coping Mechanisms , as well as the essay collection, DIFFERENT RACISMS My writing appears in NPR Code Switch, The New York Times Motherlode, Salon, Glimmer Train, Guernica PEN, American Short Fiction, and often in The Good Men Project, where I serve as Fiction Editor I m currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing Literature at the University of Houston.



10 thoughts on “Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear

  1. says:

    I mean, who is even going to read this book


  2. says:

    Smart, heartbreaking, incisive, and absolutely hilarious all at the same time For anyone who has ever felt they ve spent their life straddling two worlds as if they were two people while simultaneously feeling like they re unseen by the majority of society I found myself thinking a lot about the space my body and my consciousness and the person I am occupies in this world, and what I believed about the change I could effect in my


  3. says:

    Disappear Doppelg nger Disappear by Matt SalessesInvisibility is a social issue that doesn t get the attention it deserves It affects many segments of the population, but some groups bearof the burden of being unseen than others Disappear Doppelganger Disappear, begins with an abbreviated list of disappearances governmentally sanctioned limits on immigration, particularly affecting Asian immigration Author Matthew Salesses addresses this


  4. says:

    3.5 4 This is an odd and interesting read, one that I think is ultimately worth the ride, even if that ride takes you out of your comfort zone in ways that may or may not work for you.The issue of minority visibility invisibility in America s state of white supremacy is both timely and timeless, sadly, since we as a country have only ever made small inroads in our institutionalized racism, from politics to law to societal beliefs Matt Kim, the


  5. says:

    I like surreal books This book definitely is surreal and introspective 1 5th of the way in I had to stop None of the characters seemed anything but pathetic Like watching the Debbie Downer sketches on Saturday Night Live except all the characters were downers Without empathizing with the people in the book, I lost interest Hopefully other readers will report differently The idea and the story was compelling Adding in the element of adoption also added


  6. says:

    This book and its narrator were so strange, I felt a bit unmoored while reading it I had no idea what was going to happen from moment to moment Yet throughout, I was drawn in, and I found myself connecting with things about this narrator even as I was confused, even repulsed by him The feeling throughout of being aware of racism that other people can t see was so familiar In some ways, reading this book was similar to a feeling I have after reading a poem, w


  7. says:

    I DNF d this around 1 4 of the way in I appreciate the surrealist vibe the author was going for, and the synopsis of the book was VERY intriguing, but unfortunately I really did not connect with this at all I m sure there will be an audience who absolutely loves this book, but it just wasn t for me.


  8. says:

    This one takes some thought and concentration not a light read But it is a good one and told with some humor This author has some other books, so he knows how to formulate a story Recommended for those seeking an intellectual and funny story.Thanks very much for the ARC for review


  9. says:

    This is an enigmatic and captivating book The way the oddity seemed regarded as okay really set a great tone for me, and wonderfully imagined Loved it.


  10. says:

    Thank you, NetGalley, for this ARC


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