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By Mu Xin,Toming Jun Liu

ISBN-10: 0811219224

ISBN-13: 9780811219228

A remarkable cycle of brief tales through considered one of China’s so much respected modern writers and one of many world’s top artist-intellectuals.

An Empty Room is the 1st e-book through the prestigious chinese language author Mu Xin to seem in English. A cycle of 13 tenderly evocative tales written whereas Mu Xin was once dwelling in exile, this assortment is such as the structural fantastic thing about Hemingway’s In Our Time and the imagistic strength of Kawabata’s palm-of-the-hand tales. From the standard (a bus twist of fate) to the bizarre (Buddhist halos) to the clever (Goethe, Lao Zi), Mu Xin’s wandering “I” interweaves plots with philosophical grace and religious profundity. A small blue bowl turns into an emblem of vanishing early life; a painter in a race opposed to fading reminiscence scribbles notes in an underground felony in the course of the Cultural Revolution; an deserted temple room holds a gloomy secret. An Empty Room is a soul-stirring web page turner, a Sebaldian reverie of passing time, loss, and humanity regained.

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