Fiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. "A former data cloud narrates the story of its creator, Yang, a former tech elite after a digital shutdown collapses the technocracy and discorporates vast clouds of data, as he undertakes a journey to find, among the ruins of the mezzopolis, the seven harbingers of happiness. But this cloud is also a poet, which is to say, LEE’S WRITING DAZZLINGLY ILLUMINATES THE INNER LIFE OF DATA... This is a polyglot guide to existential collapse, a multivalent antiserum for the promises of technological progress. WE NEED THIS BOOK."—Evelyn Hampton"Karen An-hwei Lee is brilliant."—Harold Abramowitz
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Karen An-hwei Lee lives in greater Chicago. She is the author of the novels THE MAZE OF TRANSPARENCIES and SONATA IN K. Several of her recent poetry collections are DURESS (Cascade Books), Rose Is a Verb: Neo- Georgics (Slant Books), PHYLA OF JOY (Tupelo Press), and In Medias Res (Sarabande Books).