Monday, October 11, 2010

Xiaoda Xiao's Second Book Coming Soon

Xiao's second book, The Visiting Suit: Stories From My Prison Life, a memoir-in-stories of his five years spent in one of Mao's labor prisons, is currently at the printer and we just received color proofs in the mail. We're real excited with how it turned out. The cover painting is one of Xiao's works, titled 'The Barter Market.' There are also two other original paintings by Xiao that appear in the book in black and white: 'He Beings to Talk' and 'Release.'
The Visiting Suit has been chosen as one of this fall's most anticipated and interesting titles by Gawker and The Huffington Post.
Stories from the book have appeared in Guernica Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, The Atlantic Monthly, DoubleTake, Confrontation, and Antaeus.
If you are affiliated with a media review outlet and would like to receive an advance reading copy of The Visiting Suit, contact Brian Obenauf at brian [at] We can now provide either a galley or digital copy of the book.

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