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Dai Sijie

Dai Sijie is a Chinese-born filmmaker and novelist who has lived and worked in France since 1984. His first novel, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, was an overnight sensation; it spent twenty-three weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Written by Dai Sijie
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2002
$13.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-72220-9 (0-385-72220-6)

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. An immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China’s infamous Cultural Revolution. There the two... Read more






Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
Written by Dai Sijie
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 2006
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7714-4 (1-4000-7714-1)

Having enchanted readers on two continents with Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie now produces a rapturous and uproarious collision of East and West, a novel about the dream of love and the love of dreams. Fresh from 11 years in Paris studying Freud, bookish Mr. Muo returns to... Read more






Once on a Moonless Night
Written by Dai Sijie
Anchor | Trade Paperback | August 2010
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-45673-1 (0-307-45673-0)

A precious scroll inscribed with a lost Buddhist sutra—once owned by Pu Yi, the last emperor of China—is illicitly sold to an eccentric French linguist, Paul d’Ampere, who is imprisoned as a result. In jail, he devotes himself to studying its ancient text.
 
A young Western scholar in China hears this account...

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