Ma Bole's Second Life by Hong Xiao (Author), Howard Goldblatt (Translator)

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Ma Bole's Second Life by Hong Xiao (Author), Howard Goldblatt (Translator)

15.95

Paperback | 280 pp.

Ma Bole follows the eponymous cowardly layabout as he escapes his unhappy family life by going on the run to avoid the coming Japanese invasion. A humorous-yet-stark depiction of despair in the face of war and Westernization, Xiao’s novel (completed by the translator) mirrors the identity struggles of early-twentieth century China in the form of an unforgettable comic anti-hero.

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