This week on Under the Radar with Callie Crossley:

Cole Chen is the odd duck in a family at a loss to understand him. Friends don’t get him, either. The 23-year-old is searching for connection and success but lacks the tools to achieve either. Author Quincy Carroll’s “Unwelcome" tells the story of the privileged Cole whose world view is shaped by his inability to grasp the reality of his life.


Quincy Carrollis the author of "Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside" and "Unwelcome." Originally from Natick, MA, he studied in the M.F.A. Creative Writing program at Emerson College and holds a B.A. from Yale University. He has lived in China on and off over the years, most recently as an Artist in Residence at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai. He is currently based in Oakland, CA, where he teaches mindfulness and writing at a local middle school.