In this hypnotic narrative imbued with Chinese superstitions and images of demonic realism Mo Yan, the most critically acclaimed Chinese writer of his generation, takes us on a journey to a conjured Chinese province - the Republic of Wine - a hallucinatory world of monstrous proportions.
There are rumours of cannabalism in the Republic of Wine and so special investigator Ding Gou'er is dispatched in search of proof. His mission begins at the mining company, where he encounters Diamond Jin, legendary for his capacity to hold liquor, and, Ding Gou'er suspects, he had a fondness for child-eating. A banquet is served in his honour, but when the main dish is presented Ding Gou'er, in his alcohol-induced stupor, is no longer certain of the parameters of appearance and reality ...
- Publication Date:
- 21 / 04 / 2000
- 138 x 210mm