ISBN 9780804171021,Boy in the Twilight

Boy in the Twilight


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780804171021

ISBN-10 0804171025

Paper Back

Number of Pages 208 Pages
Language (English)

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Yu Hua's narrative gifts, populist voice, and inimitable wit have made him one of the most celebrated and bestselling writers in China. These flawlessly crafted stories take us into the small towns and dirt roads that are home to the people who make China run. In the title story, a shopkeeper confronts a child thief and punishes him without mercy. "Victory" shows a young couple shaken by the husband's infidelity, each scrambling to stake claims to the components of their shared life. Other tales show, by turns, two poor factory workers who spoil their only son, a gang of peasants who bully the village orphan, and a spectacular fistfight outside a refinery bathhouse. With sharp language and a keen eye, Yu Hua explores the line between cruelty and warmth on which modern China is--precariously, joyfully--balanced. Taken together, these stories form a timely snapshot of a nation, lit with the deep feeling and ready humor that characterize its people. Already a sensation in Asia, certain to win recognition around the world, Yu Hua is showcased here in top form.