by Ye Guangqin
The first English-language publication from a bestselling Chinese author; six fascinating stories with deep roots in China's past – and great relevance to the present.
“I am talking to a peasant about the problem of being on camera” – read a sample story from the book here.
China’s Qinling Mountains are as rich in legend as they are in wildlife. In these six tales from nationally bestselling author Ye Guangqin, tigers, pandas, monkeys and bears live alongside the region’s equally various human residents – some striving to ‘keep apace with the times’, others struggling to save their way of life from the onslaught of nationwide change. Both have much to learn from each other.
Beautifully highlighting the absurdity of everyday human interactions, and the potential for tragedy when the lives of animals become entangled with ours, Mountain Stories is a stunning, enthralling collection that will transport international readers to a rarely-seen part of our world; the perfect introduction to a major new voice in world literature.
This book is part of Shaanxi Stories, a series of translated works by acclaimed authors from the Shaanxi province of China, produced by Valley Press in collaboration with Northwest University, Xi’an. The series editors are Hu Zongfeng and Robin Gilbank.
Date Published: 2017-07-06
Catalogue Number: VP0098
Number of Pages: 240
Cover design by Jamie McGarry
Cover photograph by Matt Ming
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