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Author Ed Lin Discusses new book, ‘David Tung Can’t Have A Girlfriend Until He Gets Into An Ivy League College
January 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
Hosted by Eastwind Book Club. Live discussion with author Ed Lin.
About the book: David Tung is a Chinese American high-school student in an upscale, Asian-majority, New Jersey suburb who works every day at his family’s restaurant. He strategizes every homeroom about how to improve his class rank so he can get into an Ivy League college. His only release? Hanging with his “real” friends once a week at Chinese school in NYC’s working-class Chinatown.
Ed Lin’s YA-novel debut takes on coming-of-age in the Asian diaspora with a heartwarming and humorous exploration of race, class, young love, and the contradictory expectations of immigrant parents.
Lin is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent. He is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards and is an all-around standup kinda guy.His books include Waylaid, and a mystery trilogy set in New York’s Chinatown in the ‘70s: This Is a Bust, Snakes Can’t Run and One Red Bastard. Ghost Month, published by Soho Crime, is a Taipei-based mystery, and Incensed and 99 Ways to Die continue that series. David Tung Can’t Have a Girlfriend Until He Gets Into an Ivy League College, his first YA novel, is published by Kaya Press in October 2020.Lin lives in Brooklyn with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung, and son.