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Cries In The Drizzle Paperback – 15 January 2008

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  • Publisher : KNOPF US; 1st edition (15 January 2008)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0307279995
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0307279996
  • Dimensions : 13.26 x 1.68 x 20.32 cm
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Praise for Yu Hua's Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

"Immensely moving. . . . Artfully constructed, beautifully written, and stealthily consuming-it repeatedly stops you in your tracks." --The Boston Globe

"Epic. . . . Offers unforgettable images of cruelty and kindness."
--The Washington Post Book World

"Vital and electric. . . . Shows the persistence of human sensibility in the face of totalitarian logic."
--Slate

About the Author

YU HUA was born in 1960 in Zhejiang, China. He finished high school during the Cultural Revolution and worked as a dentist for five years before beginning to write in 1983. He has published four novels, six collections of stories, and three collections of essays. His work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean. In 2002 Yu Hua became the first Chinese writer to win the prestigious James Joyce Foundation Award. His novel To Live was awarded Italy's Premio Grinzane Cavour in 1998, and To Live and Chronicle of a Blood Merchant were named two of the last decade's ten most influential books in China. Yu Hua lives in Beijing.

Allan H. Barr is the translator of a collection of short stories by Yu Hua, and his research on Ming and Qing literature has been published both in the West and in China. He is Professor of Chinese at Pomona College.

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