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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448125883
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

The Private Banquet (Storycuts)


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The mafia and new consumerism China-style when two schoolfriends reunite.

Bao Qing was a classic example of what people in Maqiao meant when they spat out the word 'intellectual'. Coming home to his old town for the holidays was just as much trouble as not coming home, for this was a town where his old schoolmate Fatcat had every local business in his pocket. And Fatcat considered the returning 'professor' a celebrity. Bao Qing was about to get an invitation he could not refuse.

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

  • Pub date: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448125883
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

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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