Set mostly in Manhattan, Lin's highly anticipated debut autobiographical novella, spanning two years in the life of a young, hip writer with a cult following, is destined to become a classic text. The narrative darts across many locations, inspired by a rich host of cultural and literary icons such as Bret Easton Ellis, Moby and Ghost Mice. With dexterity and a cutting-edge cultural fluency, Lin explores themes of class, culture and art through the funny and existential narrative of his protagonist.
Lin, Tao, 1983-
Shoplifting from American apparel
Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House, c2009.
103 p. ;,18 cm.
Statement of Responsibility:
Authors, American Fiction.