Record of Regret (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Antal sidor
University of Oklahoma Press
Dylan Levi King
King, Dylan Levi
226 x 152 x 18 mm
336 g
Antal komponenter
Record of Regret (häftad)

Record of Regret

A Novel

av Dong Xi
Häftad Engelska, 2018-04-05
  • Skickas inom 5-8 vardagar.
  • Gratis frakt inom Sverige över 199 kr för privatpersoner.
Kan tyvärr inte levereras innan julafton.
Be careful trying to place blame, or it might come back to you,"" Ceng Guangxian's father warns him after the first time his good intentions end in ruin. Yet time and again as Guangxian comes of age, bad luck and his own desires for a bigger, better future wreak havoc upon his family, fortune, and social reputation, leaving him scrambling to find the causes of the mishaps that define his life. Dong Xi's Record of Regret, here in its first English translation, introduces readers to a masterpiece of contemporary Chinese literature, and to the unparalleled tragicomic style of one of China's most celebrated writers. Set in the wake of China's Cultural Revolution, the novel follows Guangxian from his days as a middle school student to adulthood as a lonely, middle-aged man. Guangxian's path of misery - which he meticulously documents - is driven by absurdity: his discovery of two dogs mating leads to his father's infidelity with a neighbor; Guangxian's attempts to court a woman with the gift of a new dress result in his imprisonment for rape; he selects a spouse through a catastrophic game of chance, drawing from a set of names scrawled on crumpled pieces of paper. Guangxian's guilty conscience and youthful understanding of morality compound these disasters. Translated by Dylan Levi King to preserve the tone and engaging style of Dong Xi's original text, Record of Regret provides English readers a look into a darkly humorous landscape of dubious loyalties and lessons, seen through the eyes of a man trying to find his place in an upside-down world.
Visa hela texten

Passar bra ihop

  1. Record of Regret
  2. +
  3. It Starts with Us

De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt It Starts with Us av Colleen Hoover (häftad).

Köp båda 2 för 668 kr


Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »

Fler böcker av Dong Xi

  • Ödets lott

    Dong Xi

    Wang Changchi misslyckas med att komma in på högskolan och därmed går hela familjens förhoppningar om en bättre framtid i kras. Ska han då bli kvar i byn och leva på jordbruk, precis som hans pappa och farfar har gjort före honom? Nej så får det i...

  • En rungande örfil

    Dong Xi

    Familjen Niu består av en försvunnen far, en ensam mor och tre lite bångstyriga barn som närmar sig vuxenlivet. De försöker hantera kärleksranka män, ungdomar med gangsterfasoner, stelbenta chefer, korrumperade makthavare med fingrarna i den offen...

Övrig information

Dong Xi, the pen name of Tian Dailin, is the award-winning author of four novels. He is a writer in residence at Guangxi University for Nationalities, China. Dylan Levi King is a freelance writer and translator. His short fiction has been published in The Walrus, Grain, and Prairie Fire.