Author: Peter Tieryas Liu

Book Review: Bald New World by Peter Tieryas Liu

Posted June 26, 2014 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Book Review: Bald New World by Peter Tieryas Liu

When Nick Guan is 11 years old, everyone in the world loses their hair overnight. What comes to be called the Great Baldification marks the beginning of a massive wave of change in every aspect of life, from personal relationships to culture, the economy, war, and even the weather. Over the following decades, the cultures of the US and Asia change in ways that are both frightening and eerily plausible. In a nod to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, this novel presents a […]

Book Review: Watering Heaven by Peter Tieryas Liu

Posted December 5, 2012 in Reviews / 7 Comments
Book Review: Watering Heaven by Peter Tieryas Liu

Watering Heaven is Peter Tieryas Liu’s debut short story collection, and it is a beautiful anthology of stories about human loneliness, vulnerability, love, loss, and the crushing weight of the American dream. All of the stories have some connection to Asia (most of them take place in L.A. or Beijing) and the combined Asian/American perspectives were really interesting to read. This collection contains both realistic stories and surreal pieces that meander into magical realism; there’s a man who reconnects with […]