Getting used to dying: a novel

Front Cover
Harper Collins Publishers, 1991 - Fiction - 291 pages
4 Reviews
For years, Zhang Xianliang has been in and out of prison and labor camps while achieving recognition as one of China's foremost writers, and this powerful autobiographical novel and insider's portrait brilliantly chronicles what it means to be Chinese in China today.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Getting Used to Dying

User Review  - Alana - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book, although I'm sure that it is not for everyone. Its written somewhat in the same style as Haruki Mirakami. There is a lot of imagery and metaphysical concepts. About half way ... Read full review

Review: Getting Used to Dying

User Review  - Chas Bayfield - Goodreads

No where near as depressing as the title suggests, despite being set in China under the oppressive Maoist regime. The language and descriptions are beautiful and death is treated as a fact of life. Read full review



52 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information