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I Did Not Kill My Husband
A Novel
By Liu Zhenyun, Translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin, Translated by Howard Goldblatt
(Arcade Publishing)
Li Xuelian, married to Qin Yuhe, is pregnant with their second child. Happy news? Not in China, with its one-child policy. It is a crime. What is she to do? Her only option is divorcing before the second child is born.“Once the baby has entered into the household registry, we’ll marry again. The baby... [READ MORE]
The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon
A Novel of Contemporary China
By Liu Zhenyun, Translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin, Translated by Howard Goldblatt
(Arcade Publishing)
The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon by prize-winning Chinese novelist Liu Zhenyun is a novel of Beijing that paints a microcosm of contemporary China, dealing with classes at the two extremes: the super rich and the migrant workers who make them rich through deceit and corruption.The protagonist,... [READ MORE]
I Did Not Kill My Husband
A Novel
By Liu Zhenyun, Translated by Howard Goldblatt, Translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin
(Arcade Publishing)
Li Xuelian, married to Qin Yuhe, is pregnant with their second child. Happy news? Not in China. With its one-child policy, it’s a crime. What is she to do? Her only option is divorcing before the second child is born. “Once the baby has entered into the household registry, we’ll marry again. The baby... [READ MORE]
Big Breasts and Wide Hips
A Novel
By Mo Yan, Translated by Howard Goldblatt
(Arcade Publishing)
In his latest novel, Mo Yan—arguably China’s most important contemporary literary voice—recreates the historical sweep and earthy exuberance of his much acclaimed novel Red Sorghum. In a country where patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived multiple revolutions and an ideological earthquake,... [READ MORE]
Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh
A Novel
By Mo Yan, Translated by Howard Goldblatt
(Arcade Publishing)
Mo Yan, China’s most critically acclaimed author, has changed the face of his country’s contemporary literature with such daring and masterly novels as Red Sorghum, The Garlic Ballads, and The Republic of Wine. In this collection of eight astonishing stories—the title story of which has been adapted... [READ MORE]
The Republic of Wine
A Novel
By Mo Yan, Translated by Howard Goldblatt
(Arcade Publishing)
In this hypnotic epic novel, Mo Yan, the most critically acclaimed Chinese writer of this generation, takes us on a journey to a conjured province of contemporary China known as the Republic of Wine—a corrupt and hallucinatory world filled with superstitions, gargantuan appetites, and surrealistic events.... [READ MORE]
Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out
A Novel
By Mo Yan, Translated by Howard Goldblatt
(Arcade Publishing)
Today’s most revered, feared, and controversial Chinese novelist offers a tour de force in which the real, the absurd, the comical, and the tragic are blended into a fascinating read. The hero—or antihero—of Mo Yan’s new novel is Ximen Nao, a landowner known for his benevolence to his peasants. His story... [READ MORE]
The Garlic Ballads
A Novel
By Mo Yan, By Howard Goldblatt
(Arcade Publishing)
The farmers of Paradise County have been leading a hardscrabble life unchanged for generations. The Communist government has encouraged them to plant garlic, but selling the crop is not as simple as they believed. Warehouses fill up, taxes skyrocket, and government officials maltreat even those who have... [READ MORE]
Remembering 1942
And Other Chinese Stories
By Liu Zhenyun, Translated by Howard Goldblatt, Translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin
(Arcade Publishing)
Sweeping, humorous, and moving tales from one of contemporary China’s greatest writers.The bestselling and award-winning author of novels satirizing contemporary China, Liu Zhenyun is also renowned for his short stories. Remembering 1942 showcases six of his best, featuring a diverse cast of ordinary... [READ MORE]
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