Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh
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Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh

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Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh is a collection of eight compelling short stories written over the past twenty years: surrealistic political fables, ghost stories, tales of failed and perverse love, and stories about the destructive effects of superstition and ignorance. These stories capture the current concerns of the Chinese: lack of income, famine, and the devastating effects of the one-child policy. One particular get-rich-quick scheme involves an unemployed man who decides to convert an abandoned bus into a venue for private trysts which will enable him to charge lovers by the hour.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • Methuen Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0413771199
  • 9780413771193
  • 185,029

About Mo Yan

Mo Yan was born to a peasant family in Shandong, China in 1955. In 1976 he joined the army and it was here that he was educated, first as a librarian, and later at the Army Arts and Literature College. He is still a staff officer in the People's Liberation Army. Despite the audacity of his writing, he has won virtually every national literary prize.show more

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