Hello, Kitty and Other Stories (Paperback)

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CHINA’ S SEAMY UNDERSIDE

Kitty and her teenage friends, squatting in an empty apartment, are looking for gas to cook instant noodles. Bai Song and his wife, who live in the unit across the hallway, have a well-equipped kitchen with all the mod cons. Plus they’ re old and retired, meaning they’ re ripe for a bit of rough fun, Clockwork Orange-style.

China at the turn of the century. Everything is upside down. Respect for your elders? You’ ve got be joking. Communism? Yeah right. Cut-throat capitalism is the only way to get ahead. “ To get rich is glorious” .

In ten wonderfully surreal stories, Anne Stevenson-Yang conjures up the atmosphere of a society in freefall. China as you’ ve never imagined it: a wife who fakes her divorce so she can buy an apartment; neglected teens who tie up an elderly couple so they can use their kitchen; a country girl who poisons a disabled man for a residence permit.

Living in China for nearly twenty-five years, Stevenson-Yang became fascinated in the “ muffled violence beneath the placid surface” .

About the Author


Anne Stevenson-Yang first moved to Beijing in 1993. She started out as a journalist, then moved into publishing, software and online media. Today, she is the co-founder of J Capital Research Ltd, an investment advisory service, and the author of Wild Ride: A Short History of the Opening and Closing of the Chinese Economy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781739424305
ISBN-10: 1739424301
Publisher: Bui Jones Limited
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English
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