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April 3rd Incident

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April 3rd Incident by Yu Hua
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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, when these stories were written, Yu Hua and a number of other young Chinese writers began to reimagine their national literature in their innovations with form. Departing from conventional realism in favor of a more subjective and daring approach inspired by Kafka, Faulkner, and Borges, these authors reflected the momentous cultural changes sweeping through China. The stories in The April 3rd Incident show Yu Hua masterfully guiding us from one fractured reality to another. "A History of Two People" traces the paths of a man and a woman who dream in parallel throughout their lives. "In Memory of Miss Willow Yang" weaves a spellbinding web of signs and symbols. "As the North Wind Howled" carries a case of mistaken identity to absurd and hilarious conclusions. And the titular story follows an unforgettable narrator determined to unearth a conspiracy against him that may not exist. By turns surreal, thought-provoking, and darkly comic, The April 3rd Incident is an extraordinary record of a singular moment in Chinese fiction.

Author Biography

YU HUA is the author of five novels, six story collections, and four essay collections. He has also contributed op-ed pieces to The New York Times. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages. He is the recipient of many awards, including the James Joyce Award, France's Prix Courrier International, and Italy's Premio Grinzane Cavour. He lives in Beijing.
Release date NZ
November 13th, 2018
Pages
224
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Ballantine Books Inc.
ISBN-13
9781524747060
Product ID
28051651

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