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I love dollars : and other stories of China

Author: Wen Zhu; Julia Lovell
Publisher: New York: Penguin Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of short stories looks at modern-day China's identity crisis in a post-Mao world as the country flirts with the trials and trappings of capitalism in everyday life.
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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Named Person: Wen Zhu
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wen Zhu; Julia Lovell
ISBN: 9780143113270 0143113275 0231136943 9780231136945
OCLC Number: 166382373
Notes: "First published in the United States by Columbia University Press 2007"--T.p. verso.
Description: 240 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: I love dollars --
A hospital night --
A boat crossing --
Wheels --
Ah, Xiao Xie --
Pounds, ounces, meat.
Other Titles: Wo ai Mei yüan.
Responsibility: Zhu Wen ; translated from the Chinese by Julia Lovell.

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Depicts the violence, chaos, and dark comedy of China in the post-Mao era. This book offers an account of the often hedonistic individualism that is taking root. It depicts a spiritually bankrupt  Read more...

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Highly readable. Publishers Weekly 9/18/2006 Zhu Wen has a brilliant feel for detail in this colloquial, slangy translation. -- Wingate Packard Seattle Times 1/21/2007 Brilliant... Wonderful... I Read more...

 
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