The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong Book Trailer
A Novel by Leland Cheuk
About the Novel The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong
The Pongs are an American immigrant family that has seen it all. They helped build the transcontinental railroads of the Victorian Age. They were mistakenly interned with Japanese-Americans during World War II. They may even have co-invented the landmark video game that bears the family’s last name. But despite all they’ve endured, each new generation’s patriarch has had one thing in common: a penchant for degeneracy. Sulliver Pong was supposed to be the exception. Married and living in Copenhagen, he was supposed to have escaped his toxic hometown of Bordirtoun; and most importantly, its mayor, his father Saul. When Saul visits unannounced, he begins to draw his son back into his corrupt world of city politics and redevelopment schemes. Yoked to his feelings of guilt for his abused mother and his lust for a now-
married adolescent crush, book-smart but life-dumb Sulliver finds himself running for mayor against his father—a decision that will carry hilarious and unfortunate consequences for all involved. A laugh-out-loud black comedy about a dysfunctional family that has endured almost every major injustice in Asian-American history, but can’t endure each other, Leland Cheuk’s irreverent debut is perfect for existing fans of Jonathan Franzen or the Coen Brothers.
About the Author
Leland Cheuk’s novel THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG has been a finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship as well as a semi-finalist for the Big Moose Prize from Black Lawrence Press. Cheuk has been awarded fellowships and artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, I-Park Foundation, and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. Cheuk’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as The Rumpus, Kenyon Review Online, [PANK] Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, and others. He lives in Brooklyn.
Produced by LCDigital Production
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Shot Directed and Edited by Larry Cheuk
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