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Author Ge, Fei, 1964- author.

Title The invisibility cloak / Ge Fei ; translated by Canaan Morse.

Publication Info. New York : NYRB Classics, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Mystery    M GE,F    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Fiction, Mystery    M GE,F    Available
Description 126 pages ; 21 cm
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Summary "The hero of The Invisibility Cloak lives in contemporary Beijing--where everyone is doing their best to hustle up the ladder of success while shouldering an ever-growing burden of consumer goods--and he's a loser. Well into his forties, he's divorced (and still doting on his ex), childless, and living with his sister (her husband wants him out) in an apartment at the edge of town with a crack in the wall the wind from the north blows through while he gets by, just, by making customized old-fashioned amplifiers for the occasional rich audio-obsessive. He has contempt for his clients and contempt for himself. The only things he really likes are Beethoven and vintage speakers. Then an old friend tips him off about a special job--a little risky but just don't ask too many questions--and can it really be that this hopeless loser wins? This provocative and seriously funny exercise in the social fantastic by the brilliantly original Ge Fei, one of China's finest living writers, is among the most original works of fiction to come out of China in recent years. It is sure to appeal to readers of Haruki Murakami and other fabulists of contemporary irreality"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Divorced men -- China -- Fiction.
China -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction).
Psychological fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Added Author Morse, Canaan, translator.
Added Title Pi feng. English
ISBN 9781681370200 (paperback)
1681370204 (paperback)

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