• "His idiom has the spiralling invention and mytho-maniacal quality of much world literature of a high order, from Vargas Llosa to Rushdie."

  • "Brilliant, lyrical and intoxicating."

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • "One of China's leading writers... Mo Yan stands out in China's literary scene. His work rings with refreshing authenticity."

  • "A real heir to Lu Xun, a fine Chinese writer deeply concerned with the gate of his fellow men."

    Times Literary Supplement

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