高兴 (lit. 'Happy' or 'King of Trash')
Novel by Jia Pingwa.
‘Happy’ (Chinese: 《高兴》 ‘Gaoxing’) tells the story of migrant worker Happy Liu who makes a living by collecting garbage in the city of Xi’an. For a sample translation, click here. For a full synopsis, click here Currently being made into a film to be called ‘King of Trash’, directed by Ah Gan (Ghosts, 2002), starring Guo Tao (Crazy Stone) and Lin Chia-hsin (Heroic Duo).
Translated by Nicky Harman