Chronology of an Egg

Chronology of an Egg

Summary: Peter Tieryas Liu’s Chronology of an Egg is a companion to his debut Watering Heaven, published in October 2012 by Signal 8 Press in Hong Kong. Chronology of an Egg is a mini-collection containing five short stories — two from Watering Heaven (“Gradients” and the title story) and three others. Here we have the tale of the man who can fly, a baby about to be born with four arms, bank robbers who steal precious memories, and the end of the world coming in the form of a black hole. Liu’s fiction is a blend of the surreal and the fabulous, exploring the human condition in all its twisted glory. Price: Free Author/Editor: Peter Tieryas Publisher: Typhoon Media Ltd ISBN: 978-988-15539-4-2 Buy: E-books: (Free) Barnes & Noble Smashwords...

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Watering Heaven

Watering Heaven

Summary: What would you do if you found out your girlfriend laid an egg every time she had sex? Who would you be if you were invited to a party in Beijing but had to make up a brand-new identity for six weeks? Peter Tieryas Liu’s Watering Heaven is a travelogue of and requiem for the American dream in all its bizarre manifestations and a surreal, fantastic journey through the streets, alleys, and airports of China. Whether it’s a monk who uses acupuncture needles to help him fly or a city filled with rats about to be exterminated so that the mayor can win his reelection bid, be prepared to laugh, swoon, and shudder at the answers Liu offers in this provocative debut collection. Author: Peter Tieryas Liu Publication date: October 16, 2012 Print edition: 5.5″ x 8.5″ perfect bound trade paperback Page count: 208 ISBN: 978-988-15539-1-1 Price (paper): US$15.95 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 46,000 eISBN: 978-988-15539-5-9 Price (e-book): US$7.99, HKD 62.99 Blurbs: What’s the meaning of life? Few writers risk asking such a naive question anymore, but Peter Tieryas Liu’s debut collection probes the membrane of modern meaninglessness in consistently passionate and original prose. With its robust inquiry into “love’s very anatomy,” Watering Heaven underscores the babble of the global village from inside China’s Forbidden City to inside the bacterium of the hand that holds the ubiquitous videogame joystick. Liu showers us with tales of seemingly lost and strange people who could be a lot more like us than we care to admit– a photographer who collects pieces of humans, a loner who listens to other people’s phone conversations, a politician who tries to stave off a mutant rat rebellion, and a saga of shit-covered shoes. Liu’s brave new world comes at us full-force with a spinning Blade Runner intensity, keeping us guessing as it keeps us on the edge of our postwar, pre-apocalyptic seats. Encore! Encore! – Leza Lowitz, Author of Green Tea to Go: Stories from Tokyo A surreal menagerie of short stories that sometimes veer into the realm of magic realism, Peter Liu’s Watering Heaven explores the lives of those drifting in an existential sea that is our urban post-modern landscape. Whether set in Beijing, L.A., or New York, there is something both slightly haunting yet inviting in these tales of love and loss, connections made and broken, but never forgotten. Mr. Liu displays a deftness in his writing that is both sensitive and intelligent. He’s a writer to look out for. – Sang Pak, author of Wait until Twilight Peter Tieryas Liu’s debut short story collection Watering Heaven is edgy, clever, and memorably innovative. He masterfully treats his panoply of characters—an...

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