Strange Beasts of China

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In the fictional Chinese town of Yong’an, human beings live alongside spirits and monsters, some of which are almost indistinguishable from people. Told in the form of a bestiary, each chapter introduces us to a new creature – from the Sacrificial Beasts, who can’t seem to stop dying, to the Besotted Beasts, an artificial breed engineered by scientists to be as loveable as possible. The narrator, an amateur cryptozoologist, is on a mission to track down each breed in turn, but in the process discovers that she might not be as human as she thought.

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In the fictional Chinese town of Yong’an, human beings live alongside spirits and monsters, some of which are almost indistinguishable from people. Told in the form of a bestiary, each chapter of Strange Beasts introduces us to a new creature – from the Sacrificial Beasts, who can’t seem to stop dying, to the Besotted Beasts, an artificial breed engineered by scientists to be as loveable as possible. The narrator, an amateur cryptozoologist, is on a mission to track down each breed in turn, but in the process discovers that she might not be as human as she thought. A whimsical and unsettling novel by one of China’s most acclaimed young writers, told with great stylistic verve, which recalls Haruki Murakami’s early masterpiece Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

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Weight 0.278 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 19.7 × 3.4 cm
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Cover

Paperback

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Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

895.136 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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