Coming January 9th, 2024!

The Fetishist

by Katherine Min

“[A] raucous, gorgeous, harrowing novel . . . Min’s narration plays with the shapes, sounds, and anagrams of her words to give richness to the story, which bullets forth in theatrical fashion, distended with tension, until the final, exquisite burst. Though it’s as fun as a blockbuster, it also offers the rich inner humanity only a novel can. Min’s characters are flawed and lovable–even the villains. . . . A farce that deftly tackles shame, grief, parents, chronic illness, colonialism, and the hollowness of enmity in a systemically unjust world? Magic. Min’s wit and wisdom live on.” —Booklist (starred review)

The Fetishist is so reverent and so unruly, so delicate and so explosive, such a merge of chamber music with the mosh pit, so devastatingly sad and devastatingly funny  and alive and generous with its abundance of life! I mourn Katherine Min, and am grateful this fiery novel of hers insisted its way out of Katherine’s laptop and into the world. Hats off to Kayla Min Andrews for clearing the path.” —Susan Choi, author of Trust Exercise

“Incandescent, astonishing, a miracle. I’m elated and deeply grateful this book exists.” –R. O. Kwon, author of The Incendiaries

The Fetishist is lit from the very first page with a wicked, crackling, hilarious intensity. The subject is provocative, the writing is flush with elegance and intelligence. I finished this book and immediately wanted to talk about it with someone. It’s a fire-starter of a novel.” –Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins

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“Sensitive and insightful, and its detangling of the knot that is racism, otherness, and desire is nothing short of expert. A tenderly told tale of the losses that wreck and redeem us.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Fiercely intelligent, perfectly crafted, and brimming with wit, The Fetishist is a moving exploration of art, love, grief, and desire. Katherine Min’s sentences will provoke you and wind their way around your heart.” –Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers

“Spiky . . . Sets out to restore a sense of humanity to the women whose lives have been squeezed by stereotypes. . . . [A] technicolor, Tarantino-esque crime plot . . . Great fun.” —Publishers Weekly

“Filled with grim humor, Min’s novel is an engaging and thoughtful read. Those who enjoyed Charmaine Craig’s My Nemesis and Elaine Hsieh Chou’s Disorientation are likely to appreciate this final work from Min, which fully reflects her talents as a writer.” —Library Journal

“[A] literary marvel. . . Min’s focus is magnificently aimed at dissecting, confronting, and exposing the fetishization of Asian women, but she never loses sight of engaging, inventive, playful storytelling. Balancing biting humor, wrenching despair, and unexpected redemption, Min radiantly succeeds in delivering that promised (mostly, cautiously) happy ending. . . Impeccable, surprisingly humorous, utterly poignant.” —Shelf Awareness

“Blistering and brilliant, The Fetishist will move, anger, and make you wince with recognition. Katherine Min is a singular, wildly talented voice and this is a trailblazing novel which deserves widespread attention for its literary merits as well as the overdue conversations it will surely evoke. As incisive and topical on fetishization and intersectionality as Kiley Reid’s Such a Fun Age and Raven Leilani’s Luster.” —Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti

Coming January 9th, 2024!

Katherine Min

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Booklist (starred)

This raucous, gorgeous, harrowing novel from Min, who passed away in 2019, was published with help from the author’s daughter. Starring in

Publishers Weekly

This spiky posthumous novel from Min (Secondhand World), who died in 2019, combines a story of lost love with a

Kirkus Reviews

Three musicians reckoning with loss search for meaning, healing, and revenge. Despite her tattoos and piercings, Kyoko Tokugawa is shy,

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