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The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan : More Stories of China

Author: Wen Zhu; Julia Lovell
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2013]
Series: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan moves between anarchic campuses, infuriating communist factories, and the victims of China's economic miracle to showcase the absurdity, injustice, and socialist Gothic of everyday Chinese life. This new collection of short fiction establishes Zhu Wen as that rare creature among Chinese writers today: an author with both a fearless grasp of the chaotic violence of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Zhu, Wen.
Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan : More Stories of China.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wen Zhu; Julia Lovell
ISBN: 9780231535076 0231535074
OCLC Number: 859247034
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Da Ma's Way of Talking --
The Matchmaker --
The Apprentice --
The Football Fan --
Xiao Liu --
Mr. Hu, Are You Coming Out to Play Basketball This Afternoon? --
Reeducation --
The Wharf.
Series Title: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Zhu Wen ; translated by Julia Lovell.

Abstract:

The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan moves between anarchic campuses, infuriating communist factories, and the victims of China's economic miracle to showcase the absurdity, injustice, and socialist Gothic of everyday Chinese life. This new collection of short fiction establishes Zhu Wen as that rare creature among Chinese writers today: an author with both a fearless grasp of the chaotic violence of capitalist-Communist China and a sense of humor. In?The Football Fan," readers fall in with an intriguingly unreliable narrator who may or may not have killed his elde.

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