highs and lows of the salt fish tide

_Salt Fish Girl_ is going into a second printing. Yay! My editor, Patrick Crean, just called with the news yesterday.

But on the stupid front, it remains a huge hassle to get SFG in the US (because the American rights were never sold, in spite of my agent’s best efforts.) Paul Lai (no relation) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been having a terrible time getting it. With my permission, his institution is able to photocopy it (the whole d-mn novel)! A year or two ago there was a prof at Cornell who had the same problem. I can’t remember how we worked it out. I guess that’s what happens when you write books that are anti-capital.

Have you heard that in yesterday’s State of the Union address, Bush proposed legislation to ban the production of animal-human hybrids? (Thanks Paul, for that tidbit.) Doesn’t he know we already exist?

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