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    • To Live

    • A Novel
    • By: Yu Hua, Michael Berry
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    This searing novel, originally banned in China but later named one of that nation's most influential books, portrays one man's transformation from the spoiled son of a landlord to a kindhearted peasant. After squandering his family's fortune in gambling dens and brothels, the young, deeply penitent Fugui settles down to do the honest work of a farmer. Forced by the Nationalist Army to leave behind his family, he witnesses the horrors and privations of the Civil War, only to return years later to face a string of hardships brought on by the ravages of the Cultural Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Phillip King on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • China in Ten Words

    • By: Yu Hua, Allan H. Barr (translator)
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    From one of China’s most acclaimed writers, his first work of nonfiction to appear in English: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the last several decades, told through personal stories and astute analysis that sharply illuminate the country’s meteoric economic and social transformation. Characterized by Yu Hua’s trademark wit, insight, and courage, China in Ten Words is a refreshingly candid vision of the “Chinese miracle” and all its consequences, from the singularly invaluable perspective of a writer living in China today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best Popular Book on China

    • By taylor storey on 09-21-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The April 3rd Incident

    • Stories
    • By: Yu Hua, Allan H. Barr - translator
    • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From one of China’s most famous contemporary writers, here is a stunning collection of stories, selected from the best of Yu Hua’s early work, that shows his far-reaching influence on a pivotal period in Chinese literature. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Yu Hua and other young Chinese writers began to reimagine their national literature. Departing from conventional realism in favor of a more surreal and subjective approach inspired by Kafka, Faulkner, and Borges, the boundary-pushing fiction of this period reflected the cultural changes sweeping the world’s most populous nation.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Brothers

    • By: Yu Hua
    • Narrated by: Louis Changchien
    • Length: 28 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Acclaimed novelist Yu Hua became the first Chinese author to win the distinguished James Joyce Foundation Award. Controversial in his own country for his biting satire, he creates insightful portraits of Chinese society. Step-brothers Baldy Li and Song Gang couldn't be more different. While Baldy is a girl-chasing teen, Song is quiet and studious. The two come of age in a vibrant Chinese culture struggling with constant change.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quirky, original, compelling and readable

    • By mandylouise on 07-04-09

    Regular price: $48.99