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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448125876
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 19

The Giant Baby (Storycuts)


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The virgin birth of a monstrous child is the trigger for rumours in a village.

It was rare for the people from Wangbao to come down from their mountain village, but one spring, they arrive in town with sensational news - a virgin birth. What's more, there is something very odd about the baby - he is as big as a child of three, black all over and missing a finger. The villagers whisper that he is the thunder god's son, but back in town, the local doctor knows something he is too afraid to tell.

Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Madwoman on the Bridge.

  • Pub date: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448125876
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 19

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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