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As his family is buffeted by the transformation of China over half a century, their patriarch is reincarnated as a series of barnyard animals. Wicked and heartbreaking, this is a zesty, unforgettable saga from one of the world's great storytellers. — Charles Bottomley
- One of the Nobel Prize Winners in Literature
- Ideal for fans of Chinese Playground, We Are Party People, Death of Me, Skate with Me, A Farmer’s Life for Me, and similar works
- Written by today’s most revered, controversial, and feared Chinese novelist
Mo Yan’s Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out
is a remarkable story. The absurd, real, comical, and tragic are combined into a fantastic read. The hero—or antihero—is Ximen Nao, a landowner known for his kindness to his peasants. His tale is a heart-wrenching and unique journey and completely riveting tale that shares the author’s love of a homeland caught by ills political, traditional, and inevitable.