Paper Bullets: A Fictional Autobiography

University of Washington Press 2001

In Paper Bullets, his first novel, Kip Fulbeck taps into his Cantonese, English, Irish, and Welsh background, weaving a fictional autobiography from 27 closely linked stories. This sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic novel explores the Hapa identity of a young man, who like the author is shaped by the conflicting desires, stigmas, and codes of male behavior in American culture. By turns sensitive and forceful, passionate and callous, Paper Bullets confronts the politics of race, sex, and Asian American masculinity head-on and without apology, all the while chronicling a contemporary man’s search for love and meaning

“If you’re looking for a hilarious, cocky, honest, and no-holds-barred account of lust, love and life from a unique Hapa male perspective, this is a keeper” — Alex Luu, YOLK Magazine

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