Books by Yu Hua

CHINA IN TEN WORDS by Yu Hua
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

Acclaimed Chinese novelist Yu Hua (Brothers, 2010, etc.) offers a series of essays that combine memoir and trenchant social critique.

Born in 1960, Yu Hua is of a generation that has been witness to China's astounding and perplexing economic and social transformations. 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 >
CRIES IN THE DRIZZLE by Yu Hua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"A grainy montage of suffering and survival, by turns morbid and mordant."
Now in English translation, the 1991 novel by bestselling Chinese author Yu Hua (To Live, 2003). Read full book review >
TO LIVE by Yu Hua
by Yu Hua, translated by Michael Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2003

A Chinese Everyman's progress from self-indulgent irresponsibility to resignation and the beginning of wisdom is briskly in a 1993 novel known in other parts of the world as the source of the highly successful film.

Yu Hua's elderly narrator Xu Fugui relates to a passing "city boy" the story of how he gambled away his family's fortune, endured the post-WWII years (as both military prisoner and soldier), struggled through the early period of Mao's Cultural Revolution and the economic debacle of the Chairman's 1958 "Great Leap Forward"—and lived to bury all those he had grown to love and work alongside, and transfer his affection to the aging ox with which he ploughs his shrunken patch of land. Read full book review >