Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth

by Cassandra Khaw
Release date: February 2017
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyurban fantasy

A novella.

For a man who started a celestial war, Rupert Wong, Seneschal of Kuala Lumpur and indentured cannibal chef, isn’t doing too badly for himself. Sure, his flesh-eating bosses inexplicably have him on loan to the Greek pantheon, the very gods he thrust into interethnic conflict. Sure, the Chinese Hells have him under investigation for possible involvement in the fracas. And sure as hell, he’s already elbow-deep in debt with the Sisyphean gambling ring. But Rupert is alive.

For now.

Really, it could be slightly worse.

“She’s too good a writer to ignore.” - Chuck Wendig

“If the novella were only about Rupert flailing against the momentum of war, trying to save what he can – which mostly means his own skin – it would be an entertaining tale worth checking out. But this story does something a bit more than that, something subversive and subtle... In accepting the belief that Rupert is doing the only thing he can, the reader becomes a part of the corruption that makes victims of everyone. Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef is fun and funny and charming, but it is also subversive as hell and exquisitely pointed.” - Nerds of a Feather

“Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef is one of those books that you have to pick up when you find it, if only just to see whether or not the title is screwing with you. Bottom line: if you can handle the profanity and grotesque content, you just may find this one to your liking...” - Manhattan Book Review

(updated 2019-06-11)

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