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
About the Author
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.