Big Breasts and Wide Hips

by Mo Yan

The epic sweep of 'War and Peace', the detailed observation of Jane Austen, the caustic humour of Tom Sharpe's South Africa novels and the style of a Henry James - all in one book. And Shangguan Jintong, the hero, is obsessed with breasts, breastfeeding and a goat's teats. Indescribable, so you just have to read it.


In the food market, Fang Meihua, the widow of Zhao the Sixth, was anxiously frying stuffed buns in a flat-bottomed wok. Her son and daughter sat on a straw mat with a blanket wrapped around them, their four eyes rolling nonstop.
Translated by Howard Goldblatt


Wild Swans by Jung Chang
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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