I Love Dollars and Other Stories of China by Zhu Wen, translated by Julia Lovell [in Bloomsbury Review]
Forget pastoral countryside and quaint village life – this is post-Tiananmen China in which money rules and reinvention is the answer to survival in a new society defined by unleashed capitalism and greed. Six stories capture lives driven by sex and power and ultimately end with characters trapped in complete dislocation and detachment. Zhu, who has since abandoned literature for award-winning filmmaking, will hopefully someday return to the printed page.
Published: 2007 (United States)