john powers

Fresh Air


NPR Fresh Air reviews The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye!

“…a startlingly brilliant tour de force…. At once dizzyingly meta and deeply heartfelt, the book spans 80 years and in its complicated layering remind me of everything from Maus and The Tin Drum to, believe it or not, Ulysses… a Valentine to cartooning, to old buildings and street food, to heroes written out of official history, to ordinary people trying to make a better life.”