Books by Carlos Rojas

THE DAY THE SUN DIED by Yan Lianke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2018

"As dreamscape realized, however horrible, Yan's novel belongs in the company of Juan Rulfo's Pedro Páramo and even James Joyce's Ulysses."
Satire meets sci-fi, horror, and social criticism in the prolific Chinese novelist Yan's latest concoction. Read full book review >
THE VALLEY OF THE FALLEN  by Carlos Rojas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018

"A complex but rewarding meditation on the monstrous dreams of reason."
Spanish novelist and art historian Rojas delivers a politically charged, time-shifting portrait of the painter Francisco Goya in a time of repression. Read full book review >
THE YEARS, MONTHS, DAYS by Yan Lianke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Inspired, one imagines, by the terrible headlines of famine, climate change, and simple uncertainty; Yan draws on the conventions of folklore and science fiction alike to produce memorable literature."
Apocalyptic, eerie visions in two novellas by much-honored Chinese writer Yan (The Explosion Chronicles, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >
SLOW BOAT TO CHINA AND OTHER STORIES by Ng Kim Chew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Though some of stories are dense, meandering, and plodding, the standouts burst with absurd humor and a surreal vitality in the face of post-colonial alienation, violence, and ethnic conflict."
Intricate postmodern stories plumb the complexities of the Malaysian Chinese experience.
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THE FOUR BOOKS by Yan Lianke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Yan cements his reputation as one of China's most important—and certainly most fearless—living writers."
A searing, allegorical view of Chinese society during some of the darkest moments of the Mao era. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A satirical masterpiece, very funny for all its footnotes. You can bet the authorities in Beijing are scratching their heads about it."
Sprawling, sometimes goofy, always seditious novel of modern life in the remotest corner of China. Read full book review >
BROTHERS by Yu Hua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"A deeply flawed great novel, akin to the best work of Zola, Louis-Ferdinand Céline and, arguably, Rabelais."
The lives of two stepbrothers, temperamental opposites nevertheless sworn to love and protect each other, are traced, in exuberant and exhausting detail, in this massive novel, originally published in Taiwan in two volumes in 2005 and 2006. Read full book review >