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The Dog

Stories
Livings, Jack (Book - 2014 )
The Dog
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"A collection of short stories set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China"-- ""Jack Livings's stories of China are marvels of the imagination." --Paul Harding, author of Tinkers Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, Jack Livings's The Dog explodes the country's cultural and social fault lines, revealing a nation accustomed to rations, bitter struggle, and the stranglehold of communism as it confronts a generation rife with the promise of unforeseen prosperity. In this riveting, richly imagined collection, a wealthy factory owner--once a rural peasant--refuses to help the victims of an earthquake until his daughter starts a relief effort of her own; a marginalized but powerful Uyghur gangster clashes with his homosexual grandson; and a dogged journalist is forced to resign as young writers in "pink Izod golf shirts and knockoff Italian loafers" write his stories out from under him. With spare, penetrating prose, Livings gives shape to the anonymous faces in the crowd and illuminates the tensions, ironies, and possibilities of life in modern China. As heartbreaking as it is hopeful, The Dog marks the debut of a startling and wildly imaginative new voice in fiction"--
Authors: Livings, Jack, 1974-
Uniform Title: Short stories. Selections
Title: The Dog
stories
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 226 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "A collection of short stories set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China"--
""Jack Livings's stories of China are marvels of the imagination." --Paul Harding, author of Tinkers Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, Jack Livings's The Dog explodes the country's cultural and social fault lines, revealing a nation accustomed to rations, bitter struggle, and the stranglehold of communism as it confronts a generation rife with the promise of unforeseen prosperity. In this riveting, richly imagined collection, a wealthy factory owner--once a rural peasant--refuses to help the victims of an earthquake until his daughter starts a relief effort of her own; a marginalized but powerful Uyghur gangster clashes with his homosexual grandson; and a dogged journalist is forced to resign as young writers in "pink Izod golf shirts and knockoff Italian loafers" write his stories out from under him. With spare, penetrating prose, Livings gives shape to the anonymous faces in the crowd and illuminates the tensions, ironies, and possibilities of life in modern China. As heartbreaking as it is hopeful, The Dog marks the debut of a startling and wildly imaginative new voice in fiction"--
ISBN: 0374710015
9780374710019
0374178534
9780374178536
Statement of Responsibility: Jack Livings
Subject Headings: China Fiction.
LCCN: 2013048087
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