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A teenage couple, Zhuang and Niue, are prison-labourers in this chicken factory, having been convicted for petty theft. After nightfall, they meet in secret and read Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment together. Zhuang dreams about the possibility of bringing about a new social order, while Niue has quieter ambitions to become a mother and earn a living from her talent for ...more
Published 2013
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Bizarre and interesting play set on a purpose-built island in the Pacific Ocean in a vast poultry processing plant, staffed entirely by prisoners.
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Xiaolu Guo (Simplified Chinese: 郭小櫓 pinyin:guō xiǎo lǔ, born 1973) is a Chinese novelist and filmmaker. She utilizes various media, including film and writing, to tell stories of alienation, introspection and tragedy, and to explore China's past, present and future in an increasingly connected world.

Her novel A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers was nominated for the 2007 Orange Prize f
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