Beautiful Days

Two Novellas

Beautiful Days

Foreword by: Wang Jiren / Translated by: Qiu Maoru
Discover the beauty of everyday life in this two-story collection from China. The first, A Riot of Brilliant Purple and Tender Crimson, examines the disparate love lives of a father and his daughter. Echoing the lyrics in the Kun Opera The Peony Pavilion, this is a brilliantly executed story.

Beautiful Days, the title story, is a deceptively simple story of an old woman trying to pick a daughter-in-law for her son, and the difficulties of the task. The novel, focusing on daily subjects, reflects how extraordinary things can be seen in ordinary people and the motions of their lives.
  • Shanghai Press, Better Link Press | 
  • 260 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781602202351 | 
  • March 2013

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