Now playing on Otherppla conversation with Matthew Salesses. His new novel, Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear, is available from Little A Publishing.

This is Matthew’s second time on the program. He first appeared in Episode 145 on February 3, 2013.

He is the bestselling author of The Hundred-Year Flood, an Amazon Best Book of September and Kindle First pick, an Adoptive Families Best Book of 2015, and a Best Book of the season at BuzzfeedRefinery29, and Gawker, among others. Forthcoming in 2021 are a craft book, Craft in the Real World, and a collection of essays, Own Story. His previous books include I’m Not Saying, I’m Just SayingDifferent Racisms: On Stereotypes, the Individual, and Asian American Masculinity; and The Last Repatriate.

He is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Coe College, where he teaches fiction writing and Asian American literature.

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Matthew Salesses is the author of several books and was the guest in Episode 145 of the Otherppl podcast. His wife, Cathreen, is fighting stomach cancer. They have two young children.

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100% of all proceeds go to the Matt and Cathreen’s Cancer Treatment Family Fund.

Thank you!

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Ah, the age old question.


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When it got late, the boy could guess I would make him leave soon. I was as alone with my drink as I always was. He tapped the glass with a dirty fingernail. Then he studied the fingernail and heaved a series of sighs. I covered my drink. I didn’t want to see what would come out of him. I figured his fingernails were too long, so he was thinking about his mom, who usually cut them. I didn’t know where the clippers were; I had always bit my nails to the skin.

Matthew Salesses is the guest. He is the author of two chapbooks, Our Island of Epidemics and We Will Take What We Can Get, a novella called The Last Repatriate, and his new novel is called I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying (Civil Coping Mechanisms).

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