Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Ted O’Connell writes about K, his debut novel published by Santa Fe Writer’s Project.

If K were a bicycle it would be a Flying Pigeon three-speed, roaming the streets of Beijing on the night of June 3rd, 2021. Piloted by a scrawny foreigner who seems to be at the scene wholly by accident, who only wants to write about the protests and gaze at the pretty girls holding signs, this bicycle would turn away from the tanks on Chang’an Avenue and disappear into a dark alley. 

If K were a monkey, he would be acutely aware that his zoo is nothing less than a prison. He would sit in the corner, afraid to talk with the other monkeys

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