Golden Age

Golden Age

Regular price £18.99

Wang Xiaobo

Category: Fiction General

Publication date: 4/27/23

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 272 pages

Weight: 384

Dimensions: 145 x 223 x 28

The bestselling novel by cult writer Wang Xiaobo, a satire of the Cultural Revolution, in its first full English translation'Wang Xiaobo is a truly unique writer, and there are very few writers like him' Ai Weiwei'Fills the reader with aching poignancy, and yet makes them want to laugh out loud' Jung Chang, author of Wild SwansTwenty-one year old Wang Er, stationed in a remote mountain commune, spends his days herding oxen, napping and dreaming of losing his virginity. His dreams come true in the shape of the beautiful doctor Cheng Qinyang. So begins the riotously funny story of their illicit love affair, the Party officials who enjoy their forced confessions a little too much, and Wang's life under the Communist regime: his misadventures as a biology lecturer in a Beijing university, and his entanglements with family, friends and lovers. Golden Age is an explosive, subversive, wild and hilarious satire, featuring one of literature's great protagonists, a sensation when it was published in the 1990s and beloved today.