9780374223076

The Noodle Maker: A Novel

Jian, Ma

ISBN 10: 0374223076 / 0-374-22307-6
ISBN 13: 9780374223076
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
"One of the most important and courageous voices in Chinese literature." --Gao Xingjian, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature

From the highly acclaimed Ma Jian comes a satirical and powerfully written novel--excerpted in The New Yorker--about the absurdities and cruelties of life in post-Tianamen China.
Two men, a writer of political propaganda and a professional blood donor, meet for dinner every week. During the course of one drunken evening, the writer recounts the stories he would write, had he the courage: a young man buys an old kiln from an art school and opens a private crematorium, delighting in his ability to harass the corpses of police officers and Party secretaries while swooning to banned Western music; a heartbroken actress performs a public suicide by stepping into the jaws of a wild tiger, watched nonchalantly by her ex-lover. He is inspired by extraordinary characters, their lives pulled and pummeled by fate and politics, as if they were balls of dough in the hands of an all-powerful noodle maker.
Ma Jian's masterpiece allows us a humorous yet profound glimpse of those struggling to survive under a system that dictates their every move.


Review:
From the Thomas Cook prizewinner for Red Dust comes this virtuoso piece of ?red humour.? Written in the aftermath of the Tiananmen massacre, it is a darkly funny novel about the absurdities and cruelties of life in modern China.

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