A Paper Son

Jason Buchholz (Author)

Product Details

Gallery Books
Publish Date
January 01, 2016
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author

Jason Buchholz is an editor, writer, and artist. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in Gobbledegook and Switchback. He holds a BA in psychology from UC Berkeley and an MFA in creative writing from the University of San Francisco. He lives in El Cerrito with his wife and son.


"A Paper Son is a rivetingly imaginative debut full of deft humor and an affinity for the peculiar reminiscent of Auster and Calvino." --Jim Ruland, author of Forest of Fortune

"Buchholz's first novel showcases an imagination turned up to 11. I dig books that keep me guessing, keep me gasping with every new page, each new reveal that contorts Realism into something vitally new. I was wonderfully off balance reading A Paper Son. You've never experienced anything like this." --Joshua Mohr, author of All This Life

"A Paper Son is a fascinating exploration of blurred lines. Lines blurred between the past and present, of the real and imagined, of yearning and deliverance. A fine debut by Jason Buchholz. --Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times Bestselling author of Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins

"Buchholz's gripping debut is a clever supernatural thriller that plays with readers' narrative expectations. Rich, interesting characters fill this fast-paced, magical realist novel about family connections." --Publishers Weekly

"A prophetic and engrossing supernatural thriller examining how memory surfaces after a near death experience.... A Paper Son is a magical journey through memory and history.... What makes Buchholz's debut sing is...how the characters handle and rise above their exceptional circumstances to come to terms with a painful and forgotten period of Asian American history. Jason Buchholz's debut is a mesmerizing thriller of memory, loss and identity." --Shelf Awareness

"In a very different kind of thriller, Jason Buchholz's captivating debut novel delves into myth, memory and family connections. Time is fluid in this supernatural story, which travels from present-day San Francisco to rural China in the 1920s." --The San Jose Mercury News