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The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan

Label
The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan
Title
The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan
Statement of responsibility
Zhu Wen ; translated by Julia Lovell
Creator
Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan moves between anarchic campuses, maddening communist factories, and the victims of China's economic miracle to showcase the absurdity, injustice, and socialist Gothic of everyday Chinese life. In "The Football Fan," readers fall in with an intriguingly unreliable narrator who may or may not have killed his elderly neighbor for a few hundred yuan. The bemused antihero of "Reeducation" is appalled to discover that, ten years after graduating during the pro-democracy protests of 1989, his alma mater has summoned him back for a punitive bout of political reeducation with a troublesome ex-girlfriend. "Da Ma's Way of Talking" is a fast, funny recollection of China's picaresque late 1980s, told through the life and times of one of our student narrator's more controversial classmates; while "The Apprentice" plunges us into the comic vexations of life in a more-or-less planned economy, as an enthusiastic young graduate is over-exercised by his table-tennis-fanatic bosses, deprived of sleep by gambling-addicted colleagues, and stuffed with hard-boiled eggs by an overzealous landlady. Full of acute observations, political bite, and piercing insight into friendships and romance, these stories further establish Zhu Wen as a fearless commentator on human nature and contemporary China
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10193332
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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  • Zhu, Wen
  • Lovell, Julia
Dewey number
895.1352
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1975-
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Lovell, Julia
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Literary Anthologies
  • Short Stories
Target audience
adult
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more stories of China
Label
The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:7dd79623-1e33-48d1-a0d6-b195a6d548e3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780231535076
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7dd79623-1e33-48d1-a0d6-b195a6d548e3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780231535076
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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