“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Alexandra Buchler recommends Yan Lianke's Dream of Ding Village

http://www.englishpen.org/pen-atlas-recommends-itd2012-speakers-on-their-favourite-translated-books/

Alexandra Buchler, Director of Literature Across Frontiers, recommends… Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke, translated by Cindy Carter and published by Corsair. "I recommend this book because it is a must-read for anyone interested in China’s recent transformations and the corruption of a regime which did the unimaginable: fuse the political doctrine of communism with capitalist license, and because it is a such a powerful example of high-quality literature making a political statement. Like some of the masterpieces of 20th century literature this book is the opposite of a “good read”: it is sad and heavy, it speaks about a situation of surreal absurdity, conveying a truth that must be said and cannot be shirked."

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