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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448125814
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 34

Goddess Peak/The Q of Hearts (Storycuts)


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Two short stories: a love triangle aboard a steamboat; and a dystopian portrait of a childhood during the cultural revolution.

In 'Goddess Peak', Miaoyue and Li Yong were almost the last two passengers aboard the steamboat to Goddess Peak - them and Li Yong's friend Mr Cui. Miaoyue found Mr Cui taller and better built than she'd imagined, and also a little younger and more handsome. For some reason, this irritated her.

In 'The Q of Hearts', when the boy found the Queen of Hearts missing from his deck of cards, he immediately assumed that someone had stolen it. It was 1969, and those cards were his only toy. He searched everywhere for a new one - but only found things to frighten him.

Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection Madwoman on the Bridge.

  • Pub date: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448125814
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 34

About the Author

Su Tong

Born in 1963 in Suzhou and now living in Beijing, Su Tong is one of China's most iconic bestselling authors, shooting to international fame in 1993 when Zhang Yimou's film of his novella collection Raise the Red Lantern was nominated for an Oscar. His first short story collection, Madwoman on the Bridge was published by Black Swan in 2008. The Boat to Redemption is his latest novel to become an instant phenomenon in China.

Translator Howard Goldblatt is Research Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He is the recipient of two translation fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been awarded the Translation of the Year Prize from the American Literary Translators Association and the Man Asian Literary Prize.

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