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I Love Dollars

And Other Stories of China

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I Love Dollars by Zhu Wen
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"An absorbing portrait of the go-go years in China . . . Extravagantly funny." --Jonathan Spence, London Review of Books 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 is priceless.

Author Biography

Zhu Wen became a full-time writer in 1994 after working for five years in a thermal power plant. His work has been published in mainland China's most prestigious literary magazines, and he has produced several poetry and short story collections and one novel. He has also directed four films, including Seafood, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Venice Film Festival, and South of the Clouds, which won the NETPAC Prize at the 2004 Berlin Festival. He lives in Beijing. Julia Lovell (translator) has translated the novella Lust, Caution by Eileen Chang and the novels Serve the People by Yan Lianke and A Dictionary of Maqiao by Han Shaogong. A lecturer in Chinese history at the University of London, she is the author of The Great Wall: China Against the World, 1000 BC to AD 2000 and The Politics of Cultural Capital: China's Quest for a Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in Cambridge, England.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2008
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Penguin USA
Interest Age
From 18 years
Pages
240
Dimensions
133x196x11
ISBN-13
9780143113270
Product ID
3774828

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