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  • Published: 15 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780734399113
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 330
  • RRP: $14.99

Massage: A Novel: China Library


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A stunning portrait of disability and the strength of human character.

A stunning portrait of disability and the strength of human character.

Wang Daifu is a sought-after blind practitioner of tuina, traditional pressure-point massage. His is a uniquely coveted skill, yet it is one of the few options open to the visually impaired in China. When he loses all his savings on the stock market, he returns to his provincial hometown to rebuild his life. His fiancée Xiao Kong accompanies him, but pressure quickly builds in their relationship as expectations collide, leading to choices that Wang Daifu never thought he would have to make.

  • Pub date: 15 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780734399113
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 330
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Bi Feiyu

Bi Feiyu was born in 1964 in Jiangsu province, China. He was previously an editor for literary magazine Yu Hua and a journalist at the Nanjing Daily. He has won numerous literary prizes including the Lu Xun Literary Prize (twice) and the Man Asian Literary Prize for Three Sisters. He also cowrote the movie script for Zhang Yimou's film Shanghai Triad.

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Praise for Massage: A Novel: China Library

“In Massage, Mr. Bi neither patronizes nor lionizes his subjects. He explores a complex society filled with its own cues, language and quirks”

The Wall Street Journal


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