Choose Me #2020

Choose Me By Evelyn Lau Choose Me In this latest collection of short fiction Evelyn Lau s elegant prose explores the complexity of human relationships Though they long to be chosen the women in Lau s stories are drawn to men they ca
  • Title: Choose Me
  • Author: Evelyn Lau
  • ISBN: 9780385258494
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • Choose Me By Evelyn Lau In this latest collection of short fiction, Evelyn Lau s elegant prose explores the complexity of human relationships Though they long to be chosen, the women in Lau s stories are drawn to men they can t have, men whose allure fades the available they become The wives and lovers of those men confront each other with a discordant mix of admiration and jealousy.In theIn this latest collection of short fiction, Evelyn Lau s elegant prose explores the complexity of human relationships Though they long to be chosen, the women in Lau s stories are drawn to men they can t have, men whose allure fades the available they become The wives and lovers of those men confront each other with a discordant mix of admiration and jealousy.In the novella, Choose Me, Becky s attraction to Warner is equalled in intensity by her fascination with Annabelle, his aging but still glamorous wife Zoe, the young poet of Family, retreats from Douglas when she realizes that their involvement will never rival the grand passion he once shared with his wife In Suburbia, Belinda is increasingly disgusted by every aspect of her lover, as and she comes to see him through his wife s disappointed gaze.With a precise eye and a deft touch, Lau explores the ambiguous motives that propel her characters into emotional and sexual entanglements Lau s use of language is controlled, and her images sensuously described.
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    About "Evelyn Lau"

    1. Evelyn Lau

      Lau was born July 2, 1971 in Vancouver, British Columbia to Chinese Canadian parents, who intended for her to eventually become a doctor Her parents ambitions for her were wholly irreconcilable with her own consequently, her home and school lives were desperately unhappy In 1986 she ran away from her unbearable existence as a pariah in school and tyrannized daughter at home.Evelyn Lau began publishing poetry at the age of 12 her creative efforts helped her escape the pressure of home and school In 1985, at age 14, Lau left home and spent the next several years living itinerantly in Vancouver as a homeless person, sleeping mainly in shelters, friends homes and on the street and often supporting herself by selling her body to much older men.Despite the chaos of her first two years independence she submitted a great deal of poetry to journals and received some recognition A diary she kept at the time was published in 1989 as Runaway Diary of a Street Kid The book was a critical and commercial success Topics and individuals discussed in the book include some of Lau s various relationships with manipulative older men, the life and habits of a group of anarchists with whom she stayed immediately after leaving home, Lau s experiences with a couple from Boston who smuggled her into the United States, her abuse of various drugs, and her relationship with British Columbia s child support services The film The Diary of Evelyn Lau 1993 starred Korean Canadian actress Sandra Oh.Lau had a well publicized romantic relationship with University of Victoria creative writing professor and author W P Kinsella which led to the filing of a libel case against her 3 She currently lives in Vancouver, where she freelances as a manuscript consultant in Simon Fraser University s Writing and Publishing Program For invitations to poetry readings and festivals, the author may be contacted through Oolichan Books.

    107 thoughts on “Choose Me”

    1. First, I gotta say, I love Evelyn Lau Must be the whole angsty disgust thing that and broken down depressive our bodies are not ourselves theme that thread thru everything she writes I like it I like it a lot.Then there is her use of language It s knitted together very well Something I always tried to imitate is the way she joins sentences in a paragraph together by the unity of images.Oh, one thing I really like Twisty endings.The last story, Blue Skies, about a man who seemed the sort of man [...]


    2. Well written, but these short stories about love , usually between older, married men and younger women, are depressingly pessimistic.




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