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By Mu Xin,Toming Jun Liu

ISBN-10: 0811219224

ISBN-13: 9780811219228

A surprising cycle of brief tales by means of one in all China’s such a lot respected modern writers and one of many world’s best artist-intellectuals.

An Empty Room is the 1st e-book through the distinguished chinese language author Mu Xin to seem in English. A cycle of 13 tenderly evocative tales written whereas Mu Xin was once residing in exile, this assortment is equivalent to the structural great thing about Hemingway’s In Our Time and the imagistic strength of Kawabata’s palm-of-the-hand tales. From the normal (a bus twist of fate) to the weird (Buddhist halos) to the clever (Goethe, Lao Zi), Mu Xin’s wandering “I” interweaves plots with philosophical grace and religious profundity. A small blue bowl turns into a logo of vanishing youth; a painter in a race opposed to fading reminiscence scribbles notes in an underground criminal throughout the Cultural Revolution; an deserted temple room holds a gloomy secret. An Empty Room is a soul-stirring web page turner, a Sebaldian reverie of passing time, loss, and humanity regained.

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