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Allan H. Barr

Allan H. Barr is the translator of Yu Hua's debut novel, Cries in the Drizzle, his essay collection China in Ten Words, and his short story collection Boy in the Twilight. He teaches Chinese at Pomona College in California.

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The April 3rd Incident
Written by Yu Hua, Translated by Allan H. Barr
Pantheon | Hardcover | November 2018
$25.95/34.95(Canada) | 978-1-5247-4706-0 (1-5247-4706-8)

From one of China’s most famous contemporary writers, who celebrated novel To Live catapulted him to international fame, here is a stunning collection of stories, selected from the best of Yu Hua’s early work, that shows his far-reaching influence on a pivotal period in Chinese literature.
 
In the late 1980s... Read more






Boy in the Twilight
Written by Yu Hua, Translated by Allan H. Barr
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2014
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7102-1 (0-8041-7102-5)

Yu Hua’s populist voice and exquisite wit have made him one of the most celebrated and bestselling writers in China. These visceral, flawlessly crafted stories explore the line between cruelty and warmth on which his country is precariously balanced.
        In the title story, a shopkeeper confronts a...

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China in Ten Words
Written by Yu Hua, Translated by Allan H. Barr
Anchor | Trade Paperback | August 2012
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-73979-7 (0-307-73979-1)

From one of China’s most acclaimed writers: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the last several decades.
 
Framed by ten phrases common in the Chinese vernacular, China in Ten Words uses personal stories and astute analysis to reveal as never before the world’s most populous yet oft-misunderstood nation...

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The Seventh Day
Written by Yu Hua, Translated by Allan H. Barr
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 2016
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7205-9 (0-8041-7205-6)

Yang Fei was born on a train as it raced across the Chinese countryside. Lost by his mother, adopted by a young switchman, raised with simplicity and love, he is utterly unprepared for the changes that await him and his country. As a young man, he searches for a place to... Read more





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