Fiction. "Wonderful.In WAYLAID, Lin has crafted an unforgettable story from the rundown landscapes of the New Jersey Shore and from the ambivalent geographies of his young narrator's heart.Lin is an astonishing talent"-Junot Diaz. "Ed Lin has wrought an Asian American Holden Caulfield whose goal from his tightly conscripted life of working at his parents' motel is to get laid without getting fucked. No model minority success here, this is the harsh universe of working class immigrants, a netherworld that both fascinates and repels"-Helen Zia.
Ed Lin, a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards and is an all-around standup kinda guy. His books include DAVID TUNG CAN'T GET A GIRLFRIEND UNTIL HE GETS INTO AN IVY LEAGUE COLLEGE (Kaya Press, 2020), WAYLAID (Kaya Press, 2002), and a trilogy set in New York's Chinatown in the 70s: THIS IS BUST (Kaya Press, 2007), Snakes Can't Run and One Red Bastard. Ghost Month, published by Soho Crime in July 2014, is a Taipei-based mystery, and Incensed, published October 2016, continues that series. Lin lives in Brooklyn with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung, and son.Author City: NY USA