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5 October 2010

Book excerpt: Apologies Forthcoming — Stories not about Mao

2016-11-24T01:14:29+08:00October 5th, 2010|authors, book excerpt, china|0 Comments

We don’t publish a lot of fiction — it’s hard to compete in the marketplace with the big names — but occasionally we find an author with a set of stories so relevant we have to go with it. Such was the case with Xujun Eberlein’s Apologies Forthcoming, a collection of short stories set in and around China’s Cultural Revolution. [...]

2 March 2009

Book giveaway of the month: March 2009

2009-03-02T14:53:48+08:00March 2nd, 2009|book giveaway, china, new books|0 Comments

It was some decade. The universities were closed. Students were at war. Poetry was banned. And the word “love,” unless applied to Mao, was expressly forbidden. Artists were denounced, and many opted for suicide. This is the time — its madness, its passion, its complexity — that Xujun Eberlein brings vividly to life in Apologies Forthcoming, her moving collection of [...]