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This is an auction for MR MUO'S TRAVELLING COUCH by Dai Sijie.

"Sijie's dense and slightly claustrophobic narrative often has the quality of a bad dream, not least when Muo's teeth start coming loose. Unusually for a comic novel, it grips like a thriller and has some page-turningly tense moments."
- Daily Telegraph

"The novel captures the dislocations of modern-day China in a full-blown metaphorical mode that plays straight to Dai’s imaginative powers, and his deadpan yet playful prose hooks the reader in."
- Financial Times

"The set pieces and the slaying of symbolic dragons that line Muo's path sometimes interrupt rather than drive the story, which may be Dai's filmmaker's eye lending action to his hero's yearnings. But we keep reading Mr Muo's Travelling Couch for its voice and wit, for the delicious turns of phrase and perfect characterizations of a naif with professional pretensions inside a 'poor dreamy and dream-interpreting head'."
- Washington Post

"The novel is strongest when Dai shadows the lives of Muo and the others with stark visions of official corruption, but even when the frenetic search for a virgin threatens to become overwhelming, his zesty storytelling continues to entertain."
- New York Times Book Review

Very favourable reviews on

Hardback 2005.

264 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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