PRLog - May 30, 2012 - LOS ANGELES -- Unlikely hero Joe Sung, an aspiring hipster folksinger, must use all his skills -- and his pair of beat-up tennis shoes -- to survive when he gets caught in the middle of an escalating Chinatown gang war after the brazen, broad daylight murder of his father.
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Author Isaac Ho's violent tale of a long dormant blood feud erupting in violence seemed like the perfect vehicle to explore this idyllic provincial paradox where wealth and barbarity live side by side.
"San Francisco has such a rich history no single story can encompass all that the city has to offer," says Ho. "I wanted readers to experience the San Francisco I fell in love with."
Ho continues, "Each reinvention of San Francisco can't mask the roiling shadow of its furious past. It's impossible to tell any story set here without the city emerging as its own character, stripping away pretense and exposing every secret."
Joe Sung's life is not immune. When his girlfriend Maya begins to dig into his family's past, her revelation puts everyone he loves in peril.
"We live in our own self-imposed concessions where we isolate ourselves physically and emotionally from our neighbors. Gated communities are as much a cultural enclave as Chinatown. San Francisco is one of the few places where these boundaries have little distinction,"
DEATH IN CHINATOWN is available exclusively for the Kindle and and in paperback.
DEATH IN CHINATOWN is published by Digital Fabulists, a cutting-edge publishing venture using new technologies to bring interesting stories to people across the globe. Ho’s DEATH IN CHINATOWN joins the growing roster of Digital Fabulists’ award winning authors and their books, including Paul Chitlik (The Deviant Numbers, Berns with an “E”), Jeremy Bertrand Finch (The Twilight Zone Scripts), and Roberta Degnore (Until You See Me.) More information about these authors and their books can be found at www.DigitalFabulists.com.
Isaac Ho is the author of the fast paced, science fiction thriller The Repatriation of Henry Chin, a unique post-apocalyptic vision of China's dark influence on the United States. An award winning screenwriter and playwright, Isaac's produced works include the indie film 1,001 Ways to Enjoy the Missionary Position, an Orwellian sci-fi drama starring Amanda Plummer. His meditative stage play Along for the Ride received the SF Weekly Black Box Award for Best Play. Isaac holds an MFA from UCLA in Screenwriting.