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Playing for Thrills Wang Shuo

Playing for Thrills

Wang Shuo

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ISBN : 9780140269710
Paperback
336 pages
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Wang Shuo emerged as a literary force in China in the late 1980s, pioneering a movement known as pizi wenxue, or hooligan literature. Instead of ascribing to the Communist Partys goal of spiritual civilization, he shunned the heroic models commonMoreWang Shuo emerged as a literary force in China in the late 1980s, pioneering a movement known as pizi wenxue, or hooligan literature. Instead of ascribing to the Communist Partys goal of spiritual civilization, he shunned the heroic models common in Chinese literature. Playing for Thrills is the first book published in English from the man whom Newsweek calls Chinas literary bad boy and The Washington Post acclaims as the irreverent voice of a disillusioned generation.With shades of Chandler and Kerouac, Playing for Thrills is a dark, disembodied, yet compelling story of an anti-heros search for the truth about a mysterious murder. As the narrator drifts through the seamy underside of Beijing and its environs, he meets a handful of incredibly varied characters as jaded and enigmatic as himself.