Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out: A Novel (Paperback)

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By Mo Yan, Howard Goldblatt (Translated by)
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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781611454277
ISBN-10: 1611454271
Publisher: Arcade
Publication Date: July 1st, 2012
Pages: 552
Language: English