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Sunday, October 25, 2015



Nearby, there's a "NON STOP" KFC and a "NON STOP" McDonald's. Across the street, there's a "NON STOP" bar, Cobra. Czechs drink more beer and hard liquor than anybody else in the European Union, and recreational pot is legal here.



Ian Keenan said...

I read somewhere that pilsner beer was invented by Bavarians to quell Czech peasant revolts against the Hapsburgs.

salish cedars said...

What does NON STOP mean in this context? What sort of image/dream are they trying to sell?
I can't imagine a more dreadful cultural experience than a non-stop Micky D's. Sounds positively surreal.

Linh Dinh said...

Hi salish,

KFC was packed at 4:30 in the morning. Micky D's was pretty empty. Not enough fried grease to soak up that alcohol.

Sauntering down the sidewalk with a 12-piece bucket of fried chicken, two young women were practically singing.



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Born in Vietnam in 1963, I came to the US in 1975, and have also lived in Italy, England and Germany. I'm the author of two books of stories, Fake House (2000) and Blood and Soap (2004), five of poems, All Around What Empties Out (2003), American Tatts (2005), Borderless Bodies (2006), Jam Alerts (2007) and Some Kind of Cheese Orgy (2009), and a novel, Love Like Hate (2010). I've been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2000, 2004, 2007, Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present, Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology (vol. 2) and Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories From Around the World, etc. I'm also editor of Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (1996) and The Deluge: New Vietnamese Poetry (2013). Blood and Soap was chosen by Village Voice as one of the best books of 2004. My writing has been translated into Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Icelandic and Finnish, and I've been invited to read in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Paris, Berlin, Leipzig, Halle, Reykjavik, Toronto, Singapore and all over the US. I've also published widely in Vietnamese.