Search Results: "Yu Hua"


BOOK REVIEW

BOY IN THE TWILIGHT by Yu Hua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Menacing vignettes from a crowded, hardhearted corner of the globe."
Thirteen new translations of stories by one of China's most outspoken critics of the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH DAY by Yu Hua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Compelling moments and black humor go some way toward relieving the lugubrious funk of this episodic work, which might adapt well as a one-man show for John Leguizamo but falls short of being a fully realized novel."
In this melancholy view of the afterlife, dying without a burial place leaves a man in limbo, where he revisits his life through memories and the spirits he encounters. Read full book review >

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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 >

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TO LIVE by Yu Hua
by Yu Hua, translated by Michael Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2003

"Yu Hua is an internationally celebrated author, but this English version of his work doesn't tell us why."
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. Read full book review >

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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 >

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CHINA IN TEN WORDS by Yu Hua
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"More engaging than profound, Yu Hua's essays say much about the continuing enigma that is China."
Acclaimed Chinese novelist Yu Hua (Brothers, 2010, etc.) offers a series of essays that combine memoir and trenchant social critique. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 16, 2013

"A suspect, although thought-provoking, alternative to Western-style wellness treatments that may contain the kernels of good advice."
A modern-day proponent of ancient Taoism provides a regimen that aims to dramatically extend one's life span. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE STOLE MY BELLY BUTTON by Derek Yu
by Derek Yu, illustrated by Derek Yu, developed by Derek Yu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"A bit rough around the edges, but any mention of 'belly button' will reliably elicit gales of giggles from younger readers and listeners. (iPad storybook app. 4-6.)"
Considerably more polished of software design than art, story or orthography, this bilingual episode features a thoroughly cute ninja panda who discovers the peril of napping outdoors without covering up. Read full book review >

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OSS IN CHINA by Maochun Yu
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"It is one of the few deficiencies in an important if profoundly depressing story of bureaucratic infighting, jealousies, incomprehension, and ultimate failure."
A significant account of the wartime exploits in China of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services), the intelligence agency that was later to become the CIA. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 24, 2012

"A collection of playful stories that often have a dark undercurrent. Far out, man."
Science fiction goes postmodern in this story collection from Yu (How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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AUNTY LEE'S DELIGHTS by Ovidia Yu
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"This delightfully anachronistic series debut from playwright and occasional novelist Yu (Miss Moorthy Investigates, 2012, etc.) boasts buoyant prose and a colorful cast, led by the lovably unstoppable sleuth herself."
She looks like a sweet little old lady, but she probes like a pit bull. Read full book review >