The Naked Wedding: And Other Short Stories

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Orton, Jan 28, 2021 - Fiction - 134 pages

This short story collection revolves around Shenzhen, one of the most exciting cities in China, and therefore the world. Having grown by fifty times in four decades, Shenzhen encapsulates the nation's economic miracle, and its associated growing pains.


From a tale narrated by an anthropomorphised iPhone reincarnated from a Foxconn worker to one that takes in a broken engagement and the possibility of female infanticide, "The Naked Wedding: And Other Tales from the Overnight City" has a bit of everything. From China's impoverished side, where factory workers are driven to take their own lives, to its prosperous side, where people have gone from the barnyard to the boardroom so fast they have neglected to shed the manners along the way".

 

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Contents

Foreword by Zhang Lijia
Kobe Bryant and the Freedom Swimmer
Shuang
The Naked Wedding
Leiʼs Big Escape
Rhinos
The Disposable

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