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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
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).More about Huang Chunming...