Mock My Words by Chandra Shekhar
Chinese literary genius David Tan writes with style, wit, and elegance. His speech, however, is awkward, halting, and hilariously ungrammatical. When he joins the Steinbeck University’s prestigious writing faculty in California, his students scorn him and his colleagues snub him. David craves support from his strong-willed American wife Laura, but she is too busy battling a sinister high-tech conspiracy at work to care about a husband she has stopped loving. His only joy comes from helping idealistic student Melissa write a business plan for a revolutionary assistive device — until, inexplicably, she too gives him the cold shoulder…
David’s career and marriage are collapsing, Laura faces dismissal or worse, and Melissa’s device seems doomed to flop. Will fortune intervene?
This fast-paced multi-genre novel interweaves strands of marital drama, techno-thriller, and romantic comedy into a narrative that bridges popular and literary fiction.
Genre: Literary Fiction