Books by Bruce Humes

SHANGHAI BABY by Wei Hui
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"Though unlikely to have the same polarizing impact on Americans as on Chinese readers, Shanghai Baby is a fascinating case study of the impact of Western rhetoric and pop culture, from Nikes to nihilism, on the mysterious East."
This much-censored Chinese debut novel, a young woman's tour of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, is likely to raise nary an eyebrow when set against its Western counterparts. Read full book review >