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I Love Dollars: And Other Stories of Chinaby Wen Zhu
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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