黄雀记 (lit. Yellowbird Story)

Novel by Su Tong.

A darkly humorous novel featuring three protagonists: bondage expert Baorun; ‘jack-the-lad’ Liu Sheng; and the beautiful but unscrupulous Fairy Princess (aka Miss Bai). It is a dystopian, dysfunctional vision of unrequited love linked to the fable of the oriole, the mantis and the cicada, though not explicitly.

Translations:

Shadow of the Hunter

Translated by James Trapp

Shadow of the Hunter is a darkly humorous novel featuring three protagonists: bondage expert Baorun; ‘jack-the-lad’ Liu Sheng; and the beautiful but unscrupulous Fairy Princess (aka Miss Bai). It is a dystopian, dysfunctional vision of unrequited love linked to the fable of the oriole, the mantis and the cicada, though not explicitly.