Happy Dreams

Happy Dreams (Paperback)

By Jia Pingwa 
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Publisher: AmazonCrossing
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 1611097428
EAN: 9781611097429
No. of Pages: 494
Publish Date: 2018-03-20
Binding: Paperback
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About The Book
From one of China's foremost authors, Jia Pingwa'sHappy Dreams is a powerful depiction of life inindustrializing contemporary China, in all its humorand pathos, as seen through the eyes of Happy Liu, acharming and clever rural laborer who leaves his homefor the gritty, harsh streets of Xi'an in search of betterlife.After a disastrous end to a relationship, Hawa HappyLiu embarks on a quest to find the recipient of his donatedkidney and a life that lives up to his self-given moniker.Traveling from his rural home in Freshwind to the city ofXi'an, Happy brings only an eternally positive attitude,his devoted best friend Wufu, and a pair of high-heeledwomen's shoes he hopes to fill with the love of his life.In Xi'an, Happy and Wufu find jobs as trash pickers sortingthrough the city's filth, but Happy refuses to be deterred byinauspicious beginnings. In his eyes, dusty birds becomephoenixes, the streets become rivers, and life is what youmake of it. When he meets the beautiful Yichun, he imaginesshe is the one to fill the shoes and his Cinderella-esquedream. But when the harsh city conditions and the crushof societal inequalities take the life of his friend and shakeHappy to his soul, he'll need more than just his unrelentingoptimism to hold on to the belief that something better ispossible.

About The Author
Born in 1952 in Dihua Village, Danfeng County, ShaanxiProvince, Jia Pingwa went on to graduate from NorthwesternUniversity's Chinese department in 1975. He is deputychair of the China Writers' Association Presidium and chairof Writers' Association Shaanxi branch. Among his best-known works are the novels Shaanxi Opera (QinQiang),Ruined City, Turbulence, Old Kiln Village, The LanternBearer, Master of Songs, The Pole Flower, White Nights, EarthGate, Gao Lao Village, and In Memory of Wolves. He is alsothe author of several short story collections and novellas.Passionate about spreading Chinese literature to Englishreaders, Nicky Harman has translated the works of manyrenowned Chinese authors into English. They includeAnni Baobei's The Road of Others, Chan Koon-Chung's TheUnbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver, Chen Xiwo'sBook of Sins, Han Dong's A Phone Call from Dalian: CollectedPoems, Jia Pingwa's Happy Dreams, Dorothy Tse's Snow andShadow, Xinran's Letter from an Unknown Chinese Mother,Xu Xiaobin's Crystal Wedding, Xu Zhiyuan's Paper Tiger, andYan Ge's The Chili Bean Paste Clan.

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Title: Happy Dreams
Publisher: AmazonCrossing
Author: Jia Pingwa
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 1611097428
EAN: 9781611097429
No. of Pages: 494
Publish Date: 2018-03-20
Binding: Paperback


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