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Stephen King called Playing for Thrills, Wang Shuo's stupendous debut novel, "perhaps the most brilliantly entertaining hardboiled novel of the '90s....Raymond Chandler crossed with Bruce Lee". Now Wang Shuo, easily China's coolest and most popular novelist, applies his genius for satire and cultural irreverence to one of the world's sacred rituals, the Olympic Games. In Please Don't Call Me Human, he imagines an Olympics where nations compete not on the basis of athletic prowess, but on their citizens' capacity for humiliation — and China is determined to win at any cost. The novel's anti-hero is a slacker pedicab driver from Beijing, a degenerate nihilist who rips off his own face in order to win the gold for China. Banned in China for its "rudeness" and "vulgarity", this astonishing, tripped-out novel is filled with the kind of word play and outlandish antics that have earned Wang Shuo his own genre, "hooligan literature".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786864195
Translator:
Shuo, Wang
Author:
Goldblatt, Howard
Author:
Wang, Shuo
Publisher:
Hyperion East
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
China
Subject:
Wrestling
Subject:
Olympics
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Wang, Shuo
Subject:
Black humor
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
A 364
Publication Date:
c2000
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
vii, 289 p.
Dimensions:
8.47x5.75x.97 in. .99 lbs.

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