Join us for a reading and Q&A with author Eugene Lim as we continue to celebrate Pan Asian American Heritage Month at the AACC!
Eugene Lim is the author of novels Fog & Car, The Strangers, and Dear Cyborgs. His writings have appeared in Dazed, Fence, Little Star, The Denver Quarterly, Everyday Genius, Vestiges and elsewhere. In addition to writing, speaking, and running Ellipsis Press, he is a librarian at the Charles Xavier School for the Greatly Responsibled.
Dear Cyborgs explores power, protest, and art through the lives of two Asian American boys in a small Midwestern town. Named by Vulture as one of the most striking literary works to emerge from the Occupy Movement, the book engages subtly but certainly with the political stakes of fiction and imagination under contemporary capitalism. Through their shared love for comic books, the two protagonists step out of reality and into futuristic, speculative worlds, asking us what political power can be made possible in inhabiting universes that are imagined, dreamed, and full of superheroes. Dear Cyborgs is strange - beautifully so - and a brilliant meditation on what kinds of strangeness and marginality can be turned liberatory both within and outside of this story of two Asian American boys.
Light refreshments and snacks will be served!