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China dream : a novel / Ma Jian ; translated from the Chinese by Flora Drew
Bib ID 8043106
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Ma, Jian, 1953- author
 
Edition First Counterpoint hardcover edition. 
Description Berkeley, California ; Counterpoint, 2019 
©2018 
182 pages ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9781640092402 (hardcover)
1640092404 (hardcover)
Summary

"Ma Daode is feeling pleased with himself. He has just been appointed Director of the China Dream Bureau, tasked with overwriting people's private dreams with President Xi's great China Dream of national rejuvenation. He has an impressive office, three properties and a bevy of mistresses texting him night and day. But just as Ma Daode is putting the finishing touches to his plan for a mass golden wedding anniversary celebration, things take an uneasy turn. Suddenly plagued by flashbacks of the Cultural Revolution, Ma Daode's nightmares from the past threaten to undo his dream of a glorious future"--

Full contents
  • Befuddled by spring dreams
  • Sharing the same bed, dreaming different dreams
  • Dreams evaporate, wealth trickles away
  • Dreaming your life away in a drunken haze
  • Life floats by like a dream
  • Beguiled by empty pipe dreams
  • The dream of the red tower.
 
Notes

Translated from the Chinese. "First published in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus in 2018."

Subjects Politicians -- China -- Fiction.  |  Satire, Chinese.  |  China -- Social conditions -- Fiction.  |  China.  |  China.
Other authors/contributors Drew, Flora, translator

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