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  • Life and Death Are Wearing Me Outby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    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 is a deliriously unique journey and absolutely... more...

  • The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoonby Liu Zhenyun; Sylvia Li-chun Lin; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    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, Liu Yuejin, is a work site cook and... more...

  • Binu and the Great Wallby Su Tong; Howard Goldblatt

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 34.95

    Knopf Canada welcomes one of China?s most acclaimed and bestselling writers?author of Raise the Red Lantern ?to the list with a fascinating retelling of a magical story?already an international bestseller in China and Europe. Through Binu?s extraordinary story, Su Tong illuminates one of China?s most magical myths. In Peach village, crying is forbidden.... more...

  • The Old Capitalby T'ien-hsin Chu; Howard Goldblatt

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 27.99

    Chu T'ien-hsin's The Old Capital is a brilliant evocation of Taiwan's literature of nostalgia and remembrance. The novel is centered on the question, "Is it possible that none of your memories count?" and explores the reliability of remembrances and the thin line that separates fact from fantasy. Comprised of four thematically linked stories... more...

  • The Taste of Applesby Huang Chun-ming; Howard Goldblatt

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    From the preeminent writer of Taiwanese nativist fiction and the leading translator of Chinese literature come these poignant accounts of everyday life in rural and small-town Taiwan. Huang is frequently cited as one of the most original and gifted storytellers in the Chinese language, and these selections reveal his genius. In "The Two Sign Painters,"... more...

  • Binu and the Great Wallby Su Tong; Howard Goldblatt

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 19.95

    When her husband disappears from their home, Binu decides that she must save him. With only a blind frog for company, she sets out on an extraordinary journey across Great Swallow Mountain, towards a place where armies of men are labouring on one of the greatest building projects the world has ever known: the Great Wall of China. more...

  • Big Breasts and Wide Hipsby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 17.95

    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, this epic novel is first and foremost... more...

  • The Garlic Balladsby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature penned this epic novel of beauty and brutality, set in a landscape at once strange and alluring. 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... more...

  • The Republic of Wineby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    When special investigator Ding Gou'er hears persistent rumors that there is cannibalism in the province called the Republic of Wine, he goes to learn the truth. Beginning at the Mount Luo Coal Mine, he meets Diamond Jin, legendary for his capacity to hold his liquor and fondness for young human flesh. A banquet is served during which the special investigator,... more...

  • Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laughby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    In these twelve stories, we see the astonishing range of Mo Yan's vision - which critics reviewing The Republic of Wine have compared to that of Tolstoy. The stories range from the tragic to the comic, though Mo Yan's humor is always tinged with a shade of black. They embody, too, the author's deep and abiding love of his fellow man, equaled only... more...