Book number: 92866 Product format: Paperback Author: CHEN XIWO

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Lust, incest, greed, envy, pride, gluttony, murder. 'I haven't been much drawn to erotica or political allegory, but Chen Xiwo changed that.' - The Spectator. Chen Xiwo sued the Chinese authorities for banning this book, his terrifying exploration of the dark side of the human psyche. Seven novellas traverse a terrain of sexual and political deviance. In 'I Love My Mum', a disabled man who shares a bed with his mother becomes a murder suspect. In 'Kidney Tonic', a resident of an exclusive gated community indulges in voyeuristic fantasies about the sex lives of his neighbours. In 'Going to Heaven', the son of a village undertaker tries to convince his friend to enter a suicide pact. The author once worked as a 'mamasan' in a Tokyo brothel and is 'one of China's most outspoken voices on freedom of expression for writers.' A superb English translation, the text is designed to shock as we are taken into a dark world. 202pp, paperback.

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