Selected for The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017 Edition, Edited by Paula Guran
Seven-year-old Trenton Lo loves basketball and Star Wars and most of all, his family and Guangdong Barbecue, the restaurant they're desperately trying to run in an unfashionable corner of Toronto, Canada. Until one day, Trenton opens the door to their rather evil fairy godfather.
A lyrical short story combined with a personal essay by the author explaining the genesis and writing of "Fairy Tales Are for White People."
"It's 1980, Toronto. A story that vividly portrays the difficulty of being an ethnic outsider, and makes you feel as if you're watching the story unfold in person. Told from the point of view of a seven-year-old boy, what happens if one of your parents made a deal with a demon, and that demon shows up demanding something. Amazingly descriptive. Five stars." Hisham El-far, Goodreads
"I loved the story Fairy Tales are for White People. It was honestly so great, with just subtle hints of magic. I would love an entire YA novel about the Lo family, their restaurant, and dealing with nasty fae in the middle of Toronto. It was such an enjoyable read." Caelegh Snow, Goodreads