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Chaos and All That: An Irreverent Novel (Fiction from Modern China)
by Liu Sola
This brilliant little novel, set against the backdrop of post-Mao China, juxtaposes recollections of childhood, pet ownership, and marriage with discussions of art, sex, and murder, weaving together an absurdist tapestry that is the inner life of the novel's felicitously named protagonist, Huang Haha. Deftly manipulating language and point of view, author Liu Sola combines ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published October 1st 1994 by University of Hawaii Press
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Original and artistically written, this short novel depicts life in post-Mao China. Having known little about life in post-Mao China, I found this to be an interesting read. The language is not watered down, it is strong, and to-the-point; I appreciated that.