Books by John Howard-Gibbon

FEATHERED SERPENT by Xu Xiaobin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Lyrical, sometimes difficult, and engaging—an allusive, sidelong view of Chinese history by a writer who has seen many of its darker moments."
A family epic—originally published in China in 1998—that winds its way across generations of Chinese history, not always coherently. Read full book review >
A PRIVATE LIFE by Ran Chen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"An intriguing exploration of the contemporary consciousness of an alienated, urban Chinese woman for whom current history matters less than the reliable comforts of love, nature, and solitude."
The inner life of a highly passive heroine, as seen against the turbulence of her country's recent past—in a first English translation from an acclaimed Chinese writer. Read full book review >