Search Results: "Su Tong"


BOOK REVIEW

RAISE THE RED LANTERN by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 1993

"A writer to watch."
From a member of China's New Wave, three novellas of a disturbing intensity make their US debut—including ``Raise the Red Lantern,'' the basis of an acclaimed 1991 film. Read full book review >

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RICE by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Balzac and Zola would have recognized a kindred spirit in Su Tong, whose extraordinary pictures of the extremes to which human beings drive one another and themselves seem scarcely inferior to their own."
This riveting melodrama is the first full-length novel in English from the young Chinese author of the brilliant novella Raise the Red Lantern (1993). Read full book review >

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THE BOAT TO REDEMPTION by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This meandering, oddly shaped novel is likely to be of greater impact to readers familiar with its context."
In a loosely paced, prize-winning political satire, possible descendants of a Chinese revolutionary martyr are linked to an orphan girl with a bourgeois attitude. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AS EMPEROR by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2005

"Not Su Tong's best, but he's always well worth reading."
The rise and fall of a callow adolescent monarch, in a strange, strained tale from the gifted Chinese author (Raise the Red Lantern, 1993; Rice, 1995). Read full book review >

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THE MAGICAL MONKEY KING by Ji-li Jiang
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Clever, arrogant, far longer on appetite than attention span, Monkey makes an engaging antihero whose acquaintance young readers, of any cultural background, with a taste for trickster tales will be glad to make. (Folktale. 8-10)"
With easygoing informality, memoirist Jiang (Red Scarf Girl, 1997) retells several adventures of this picaresque Asian folk hero. Read full book review >

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HAVANA THURSDAYS by Virgil Su†rez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"An insightful portrait of families, in the shadow of death and exile, behaving with commendable grace and compassion."
A Cuban-American family's secrets, fears, and fissures all come to light after the sudden death of an eldest son: a low-key novel of remembering and regretting by Cuban-born Su†rez (Welcome to the Oasis and Other Stories, 1991). Read full book review >

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SOME BABIES SLEEP by Cynthia Cotten
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

Cotten's latest is cleverly formatted to suit different audiences. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE AT A TIME by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Still, Adler clearly navigates an important and often-forgotten concept for little thinkers growing up in a world full of immediate gratification. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little boy takes a walk with his Grandpa through a city, and they see many things: tall buildings, a construction site and a museum with an enormous dinosaur skeleton. Read full book review >

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BEIJING COMRADES by Bei Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A riveting, if slightly dated, look at China's gay male community."
When cultural attitudes favor heterosexuality over homosexuality, gay youth often grow into troubled adults. Read full book review >

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A MEMOIR OF MISFORTUNE by Su Xiaokang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2001

"American readers might prefer more details about the couple's life in China and America, but this is not the author's purpose. He has written not so much an autobiography as a painful rumination on fate."
A Chinese journalist now living in the US tries to make sense of his life after a tragedy. Read full book review >

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GOING UNDER by Virgil Su†rez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"But the novel is pedestrian."
This fourth novel by the author of (among others) Latin Jazz (1989) and Havana Thursdays (1995) intends to be a Cuban-American Seize the Day as it presents the cultural and psychological crisis that grips Xavier Cuevas, a former soccer star who has become a successful Miami insurance salesman. Read full book review >