I Love Dollars

I Love Dollars

And Other Stories of China

Book - 2008
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Penguin Putnam
An immediate sensation upon publication in China, I Love Dollars is a hilarious send-up of China's love affair with capitalism by one of its most gifted new writers. 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. Here, gleefully exposed, are the inanities of everyday life in contemporary China. As penetrating as Kafka, as outrageously funny as Larry David, and with a slangy swagger all Zhu Wen's own, I Love Dollars is priceless.



Random House, Inc.
An immediate sensation upon publication in China, I Love Dollars is a hilarious send-up of China's love affair with capitalism by one of its most gifted new writers. 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. Here, gleefully exposed, are the inanities of everyday life in contemporary China. As penetrating as Kafka, as outrageously funny as Larry David, and with a slangy swagger all Zhu Wen's own, I Love Dollars is priceless.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of short stories looks at modern-day China's identity crisis in a post-Mao world as the country flirts with the trials and trappings of capitalism in everyday life.

Baker
& Taylor

A collection of short stories offers a whimsical look at everyday life in modern-day China and at China's identity crisis in a post-Mao world, as the tales range in setting from an old Yangtze River vessel to cheap diners, a for-profit hospital, and failing factories as the country flirts with the trials and trappings of capitalism. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2008, c2007
ISBN: 9780143113270
0143113275
9780231136945
0231136943
Characteristics: 240 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Lovell, Julia 1975-

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