Friday, June 27, 2008

I Love Dollars

Saw this at Three Lives Bookstore a few weeks ago and it jumped right out at me. This jpeg doesn't do it justice--the spine and back cover are fully integrated into the design. So cool!

Here's the publisher's description:

An immediate sensation upon publication in China, I Love Dollars is a hilarious send-up of China’s love affair with capitalism by one of its most gifted new writers. In the title story, a young man, acutely aware of his filial duty, sets out to secure a prostitute for his father, only to haggle his old man out of a good time. Here, gleefully exposed, are the inanities of everyday life in contemporary China. As penetrating as Kafka, as outrageously funny as Larry David, and with a slangy swagger all Zhu Wen’s own, I Love Dollars is priceless.

1 comment:

Ian Koviak said...

Brilliant, beautiful cover.