The Corpse Walker and Other True Stories of Life in China

Liao Yiwu; Philip Gourevitch (Foreword by); Wen Huang (Translator)

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The Corpse Walkeris a collection of twenty-seven extraordinary interviews that opens a window, unlike any other, onto the lives of ordinary, often outcast, Chinese men and women.

Liao Yiwu reconstructs conversations he had between 1990 and 2008 with a range of remarkable people: a professional mourner, a human trafficker, a leper, an abbot, a retired government official, a former landowner, a mortician, a feng shui master, a former Red Guard, a political prisoner, a village teacher, a blind street musician, a Falun Gong practitioner and a corpse walker. The result is an idiosyncratic, powerful and dignified portrait of a people, a time and a place we might otherwise have never known.

ISBN: 9781921656514
Publication Date: 02-May-2011
Publisher: Text Publishing Company