Review: Su Wei's "The Invisible Valley"

In Invisible Valley, protagonist Lu Beiping’s life is governed by taboos, rules, conventions and fears. He is subjected to the Chinese tradition of a “ghost marriage” when the foreman pairs him off with his deceased daughter. After the foreman gives him a plum job in isolation tending cattle on the fictional Mudkettle Mountain, Lu Beiping encounters a clan of polyamorous “driftfolk,” whose way of life helps him escape the prevailing Maoist ideology of the time.

attached to: Mi Gu


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I keep trying to get Austin to write something for Paper Republic about his translation process on this book – it's time for his semi-annual reminder!

Eric Abrahamsen, October 29, 2018, 10:46p.m.


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