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I Love Dollars: And Other Stories of China

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An immediate sensation upon publication in China, I Love Dollars is a hilarious send-up of China's love affair with capitalism by one of its most gifted new writers. In the title story, a young man, acutely aware of his filial duty, sets out to secure a prostitute for his father, only to haggle his old man out of a good time. Here, gleefully exposed, are the inanities of everyday life in contemporary China. As penetrating as Kafka, as outrageously funny as Larry David, and with a slangy swagger all Zhu Wen's own, I Love Dollars is priceless.

About the Author

Zhu Wen is the author of a novel and several short story and poetry collections, and has been published in China's most prestigious literary magazines. He has also directed four films, including Seafood, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Venice Film Festival.

Julia Lovell has translated the novella Lust, Caution by Eileen Chang and is a lecturer in Chinese history at the University of London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143113270
Author:
Zhu, Wen
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Lovell, Julia
Author:
Wen, Zhu
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Zhu, Wen
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.70x5.24x.45 in. .38 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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