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Yu Hua

Yu Hua is the author of five novels, six story collections, and three essay collections. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He is the recipient of many awards, including the James Joyce Award, France’s Prix Courrier International, and Italy’s Premio Grinzane Cavour. Yu Hua lives in Beijing.

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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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Written by Yu Hua, Translated by Eileencheng-Yin Chow and Carlos Rojas
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 2010
$16.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-38606-9 (0-307-38606-6)

A bestseller in China, Brothers is an epic and wildly unhinged black comedy of modern Chinese society running amok.
Here is China as we've never seen it before, in a sweeping, Rabelaisian panorama of forty years of rough-and-rumble Chinese history, from the madness of the Cultural Revolution to the equally rabid madness... Read more

China in Ten Words
Written by Yu Hua, Translated by Allan H. Barr
Vintage | 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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Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
Written by Yu Hua
Anchor | Trade Paperback | November 2004
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3185-6 (1-4000-3185-0)

One of the last decade’s ten most influential books in China, this internationally acclaimed novel by one of the mainland’s most important contemporary writers provides an unflinching portrait of life under Chairman Mao.

A cart-pusher in a silk mill, Xu Sanguan augments his meager salary with regular visits to the local blood... Read more

Cries in the Drizzle
Written by Yu Hua
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27999-6 (0-307-27999-5)

Yu Hua’s beautiful, heartbreaking novel Cries in the Drizzle follows a young Chinese boy throughout his childhood and adolescence during the reign of Chairman Mao.

The middle son of three, Sun Guanglin is constantly neglected ignored by his parents and his younger and older brother. Sent away at age six to... Read more

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

To Live
Written by Yu Hua
Anchor | Trade Paperback | August 2003
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3186-3 (1-4000-3186-9)

An award-winning, internationally acclaimed Chinese bestseller, originally banned in China but recently named one of the last decade’s ten most influential books there, To Live tells the epic story of one man’s transformation from the spoiled son of a rich landlord to an honorable and kindhearted peasant.

After squandering his family’s fortune... Read more