I Love Dollars: And Other Stories of China
An immediate sensation upon publication in China, I Love Dollars makes high comedy out of modern everyday life in China. 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. This and other stories amplify China s identity crisis in post-Mao settings ranging from an old Yangtze River vessel to failing factories, cheap diners, and a for-profit hospital run according to dated socialist norms. Through a cast of brilliantly drawn characters, Zhu Wen s stories create a vivid portrait of contemporary China its wealth and poverty, humour and chaos.
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This first book-length publication of Chinese writer Zhu's fiction in English contains five novellas and a short story, all written between 1994 and 2000. Meant to be representational of modern-day ... Read full review