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The Drowning of an Old Cat, and Other Stories

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Paperback, 270 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by Indiana University Press
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Eric Hinkle
Aug 11, 2013 Eric Hinkle rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book! I felt like each of the eight stories got better and better, for the most part. Lovely, hilarious, and heartbreaking tales of rural and city life in Taiwan. Huang creates fleshed out characters full of lovable imperfections. A number of the characters are older men who have found themselves and their work belittled by modern technology and modern thought, and it's heart-wrenching to read such detailed episodes of the discovery of their more or less "uselessness." Other sto ...more
Anna Engel
Sep 01, 2014 Anna Engel rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like "Drowning" in its entirety. However, I got bored while reading "The Gong." The stories are quaint and poignant, but I couldn't stay focused. So I moved on to other things.
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Huang Chunming (黃春明, also Hwang Chun-ming; born February 13, 1935) is a Taiwanese literary figure and teacher. Huang writes mainly about the tragic and sometimes humorous lives of ordinary Taiwanese people, and many of his short stories have been turned into films, including The Sandwich Man (1983).

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