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Seven stories depict the lives of ordinary Chinese citizens during recent political and social upheavals in their homeland
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Chinese
Most of the stories in this collection at least touch upon China's wrenching anti-Rightist campaigns of the '50s, '60s and '70s, if not have them as a central subject. The novella-length title story is suffused with exquisite irony: the errand boy of a rich gourmet becomes a restaurant manager after the revolution, then in today's new political climate finds that his former master's gluttony, which he reviles, is indispensable to his business. "The Boundary Wall" is a quietly hilarious piece about the huffery and puffery that occurs when a committee sets out to accomplish a project. "Graduation," the only story not told in a distinctly male voice, is a vivid, immediate and poignant tale about an old woman's unwillingness to relinquish the ties to her past, painful as it was. "World of Dreams, a Valediction," is a poetic, almost ethereal, evocation of Lu's home city. Readers around the world will be glad that a voice of this caliber has been allowed to speak again.
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