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“Prose that tautly evokes the grim mood and setting . . . a writer to watch.” Kirkus Reviews
978-0-8021-3389-2 • $15.00 • Paperback • Apr. 1994
By the author of Fuxi Fuxi, which was made into the Academy Award-nominee Ju Dou, Black Snow is a stunning psychological portrait of a dissatisfied and emotionally illiterate young man’s desperate search for meaning and companionship in the gray world under totalitarianism. It combines the existential angst of writers such as Camus and Sartre with the disaffection of the American urban novels of the 1980s. Liu Heng’s voice is one of the first of his generation to be heard outside of china, and this novel offers an extraordinary glimpse into the psyche and life-style of the young generation in contemporary Beijing.