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The Dog: Stories

Jack Livings
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Book
Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Uniform Title
Short Stories
ISBN
9780374178536, 0374178534, 9780374710019, 0374710015
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""Jack Livings's stories of China are marvels of the imagination." --Paul Harding, author of Tinkers Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, Jack Livings's The Dog explodes the country's cultural and social fault lines, revealing a nation accustomed to rations, bitter struggle, and the stranglehold of communism as it confronts a generation rife with the promise of unforeseen prosperity. In this riveting, richly imagined collection, a wealthy factory owner--once a rural peasant--refuses to help the victims of an earthquake until his daughter starts a relief effort of her own; a marginalized but powerful Uyghur gangster clashes with his homosexual grandson; and a dogged journalist is forced to resign as young writers in "pink Izod golf shirts and knockoff Italian loafers" write his stories out from under him. With spare, penetrating prose, Livings gives shape to the anonymous faces in the crowd and illuminates the tensions, ironies, and possibilities of life in modern China. As heartbreaking as it is hopeful, The Dog marks the debut of a startling and wildly imaginative new voice in fiction"--
"A collection of short stories set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China"--
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213 pages ; 22 cm
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