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Braised Pork

English · Paperback / Softback

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Contemporary Beijing comes to life in the hands of a young literary starOne morning in autumn, Jia Jia walks into the bathroom of her Beijing apartment to find her husband - with whom she had been breakfasting barely an hour before - dead in the bathtub. Next to him a piece of paper unfolds like the wings of a butterfly, and on it is an image that Jia Jia can't forget.Profoundly troubled by what she has seen, even while she is abruptly released from a marriage that had constrained her, Jia Jia embarks on a journey to discover the truth of the sketch. Starting at her neighbourhood bar, with its brandy and vinyl, and fuelled by anger, bewilderment, curiosity and love, Jia Jia travels deep into her past in order to arrive at her future.Braised Pork is a cinematic, often dreamlike evocation of nocturnal Beijing and the high plains of Tibet, and an exploration of myth-making, loss, and a world beyond words, which ultimately sees a young woman find a new and deeper sense of herself.


*A STYLIST BEST BOOK OF 2020*One autumn morning after breakfast, when she finds her husband dead in the bathtub, Jia Jia's life changes in ways she could never have imagined... 'So elegant and poised, so tuned to the great mysteries of love and loss.


"An elegant, dreamlike tale of a woman's self-realisation in contemporary Beijing... a superb character study of a woman unrooted... Yu's writing has an arresting, unadorned lyricism" Daily Telegraph

Product details

Authors An Yu
Publisher Harvill Secker
Subject Fiction > Narrative literature
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.01.2020
EAN 9781787301870
ISBN 978-1-78730-187-0
No. of pages 240
Dimensions 135 mm x 216 mm x 18 mm

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