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Stick Out Your Tongue Stories

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ISBN-10: 0312426909

ISBN-13: 9780312426903

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ma Jian, Flora Drew

List price: $16.00
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WhenStick Out Your Tonguewas published in Chinese in 1997, a blanket ban was placed on Ma Jian's future work. With its publication in English, readers get a rare glimpse of Tibet through Chinese eyes. In this profound work of fiction, a Chinese writer whose marriage has fallen apart travels to Tibet. As he wanders through the countryside, he witnesses the sky burial of a Tibetan woman who died during childbirth, shares a tent with a nomad who is walking to a sacred mountain to seek forgiveness for sleeping with his daughter, and hears the story of a young female lama who died during a Buddhist initiation rite. In stories both enchanting and horrifying, beautiful and macabre, seductive and…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 7/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Ma Jian was born in 1953 in Qingdoo, China. In 1986 he moved to Hong Kong, where he published novels, essays, short stories & collections of poetry & reportage; edited political & cultural magazines & founded a publishing company. He currently lives in London.