In the peaceable, river-side village of Milltown, Secretary Ku has fallen into disgrace.It has been officially proven that he is not the son of a revolutionary martyr, but the issue of a river pirate and a prostitute. Mocked by his neighbors, Ku leaves the shore for a new life among the boat people. Refusing to renounce his high status, he--along with his teenage son--keeps his distance from the gossipy lowlifes who surround him. Then one day a feral girl, Huixian, arrives looking for her mother, and the boat people, and especially Ku's son, take her to their hearts. But Huixian sows conflict wherever she goes, and soon the boy is in the grip of an obsession.
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Born in 1963 in Suzhou and now living in Beijing with his family, Su Tong is China's most celebrated author, shooting to international fame when Zhang Yimou's Academy Award-nominated film of his novella Raise the Red Lantern.
Translator Howard Goldblatt is research professor at the University of Notre Dame. He has been awarded the Translation of the Year Prize from the American Literary Translators Association and the Man Asian Literary Prize.
Praise for Su Tong:
"This character-driven work, well translated by Goldblatt, is undeniably a story to ponder." --"Library Journal"
"Remarkable, subtle, and profound." --"The New York Times"
"Dreamlike, beautiful, brutal." --"The Sunday Times" (London)
"[His] insights into the realities of the human condition are a true strength." --"San Francisco Chronicle"
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