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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

生死疲劳 (lit. Life and Death are Wearing Me Out)

Novel by Mo Yan.

In keeping with Mo Yan's characteristic themes, 生死疲劳 is a story of peasants' lives between 1950 and 2000, narrated by an executed landlord who returns to the world reincarnated as a series of humble animals.

Translations:

Life and Death are Wearing Me Out

Translated by Howard Goldblatt, February, 2008

Publications

Life and Death are Wearing Me Out Arcade Publishing Feb. 2008 UK