After his release from the prisons of China's gulag, a writer travels to the West to lecture, to write and to visit relatives and lovers. Having known only the harsh realities of captivity, his life becomes distorted against his terrifying and vivid memories. This novel is autobiographical.
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Book Description Flamingo. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, BRAND NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, shows signs of shelfwear, 1st British Edition Paperback (Powerful autobiographical novel set in modern China), 302 pages. (After his release from Maos labour camps a Chinese writer travels to the West to lecture, to write and to visit relatives and lovers. Having known only the harsh and bitter realities of captivity, his life becomes distorted and surreal against the terrifying and vivid memories of labour camp executions, corpse sheds and near-starvation.Zhang Xianliangs voice is unique in China today. Unsentimental, erotic, full of surprising humour and courage, this autobriographical novel speaks movingly of the plight of the countrys intellectuals) Author of 'Grass Soup'. book. Bookseller Inventory # 676