The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China from the Bottom Up

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Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Anchor Books
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.8 X 7.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307388377
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About the Author

Liao Yiwu is a poet, novelist, and screenwriter. In 1989, he published an epic poem, "Massacre," that condemned the killings in Tiananmen Square and for which he spent four years in prison. His works include Testimonials and Report on China's Victims of Injustice. In 2003, he received a Human Rights Watch Hellman-Hammett Grant, and in 2007, he received a Freedom to Write Award from the Independent Chinese PEN Center. He lives in China.

Wen Huang is a writer and freelance journalist whose articles and translations have appeared in The Wall Street Journal Asia, the Chicago Tribune, the South China Morning Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Paris Review.

Reviews

"Revealing. . . . full of forbearance and forgiveness. . . . Each re-created interview...captures a particular individual at a crucial time in Chinese history."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Stunning. . . . Revealing in its incidental details. . . . Liao brings us fascinating insights into the lives of all manner of workers....an addictive book."
--Bookforum

"Reading The Corpse Walker is like walking with Liao: Even though our feet are not blistered and our bodies are not starved, in the end we are shaken and moved."
--San Francisco Chronicle