From the preeminent writer of Taiwanese nativist fiction and the leading translator of Chinese literature come these poignant accounts of everyday life in rural and small-town Taiwan. Huang's characters -- generally the uneducated and disadvantaged who must cope with assaults on their traditionalism, hostility from their urban brethren and, of course, the debilitating effects of poverty -- come to life in all their human uniqueness, free from idealization.Ah-cang jumped down off the bike, put the slipped chain back onto the sprocket, then turned a pedal until it was once again engaged. The chain had ... This time, after brushing some of the rust and oil off his hands, he discovered to his horror that the fish had fallen off! All that was left ... But between starting to get to his feet and finally straightening up, he had plenty of time to ask the boy several questions.
|Title||:||The Taste of Apples|
|Publisher||:||Columbia University Press - 2010-06-01|