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Dai Sijie's bestselling and much loved first novel, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, was a delightful fable. His second is a Chinese Don Quixote following the peripatetic misadventures of Mr Muo, China's first psychoanalyst. It's been over ten years since Muo left China. He's been happily studying Freud in France since then. But when he hears that his first love has been thrown into a Chinese jail he rushes home to rescue her. Muo tries to bribe Judge Di but, sick of cash and cars, the judge demands that he find him a virgin to deflower instead. And so Muo embarks on a hilarious quest...Witty, surreal, moving, wonderfully picaresque, it is packed full of stories, anecdote, incident and mishap, all resulting in a highly enjoyable satire of one innocent man's attempt to negotiate the mind-boggling maze of modern China. Winner of the Prix Femina.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099470182
ISBN-10: 0099470187
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dai Sijie

Born in China in 1954, Dai Sijie is a film maker and novelist, who left China in 1984 for France where he now lives and works. He is the author of Once on a Moonless Night and the international bestseller, Balzac and the Chinese Seamstress (shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction prize), which he made into a film.

Books By Author Dai Sijie

Once on a Moonless Night by Dai Sijie

Once on a Moonless Night

Paperback / softback, August 2010
$25.50
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Paperback, March 2002
$17.99
Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch by Dai Sijie

Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch

Paperback / softback,

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