I Love Dollars: And Other Stories of China

I Love Dollars: And Other Stories of China


By (author) Zhu Wen, Translated by Professor Julia Lovell

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 12mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143113275
  • ISBN 13: 9780143113270
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 451,150

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An immediate sensation upon publication in China, I Love Dollars is a hilarious send-up of Chinaas 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 Wenas own, I Love Dollars is priceless.

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An absorbing portrait of the go-go years in China . . . Extravagantly funny. Jonathan Spence, "London Review of Books" Brilliant . . . Fresh and very funny. "The Seattle Times" This wonderful book . . . is not to be missed. . . . Here are stories that would make anyone laugh. . . . ["I Love Dollars" is] classic comic fiction of the highest order. "Taipei Times"