Podcast: Mindy Hung reads "Trip"
Mindy Hung, whose story, "Problem Set 5," we published as an online exclusive for The Quarc Issue, has just published her first novel, Trip. She was kind enough to read an excerpt from Trip for TNQ. The novel, with its unlikely protagonist, sports the same quirky humour found in "Problem Set Five," which is amplified by Mindy's reading. Enjoy!
Charles P. Salt, pedophile, would like to settle down with a sweet girl.
But North American laws are unsympathetic to a man of his tastes.
So he's off to South East Asia, where he falls for a young prostitute. But his bliss is dampened by the constant fear of discovery.
TRIP is a mordant comedy about sex tourism in South East Asia.
A Lolita for the global economy.
You can also read the same exerpt online (opens in a new window).