PLEASE DON’T CALL ME HUMAN

PLEASE DON’T CALL ME HUMAN

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Called “China’s Kerouac” by the New York Times, Wang Shuo applies his genius for cultural irreverence to one of the world’s sacred rituals: the Olympic Games. He imagines an Olympics where nations compete not on the basis of athletic prowess, but according to their citizens’ capacity for humiliation–and China is determined to win at any cost. The plot unfolds into an alternately bizarre and hilarious satire of nationalism, the Olympics, and the cult of celebrity. Banned in China for its “rudeness” and “vulgarity”.

SKU: 9780887274121 Language: English Series: OTHER Volume: N/A Edition: N/A Categories: ,

Reviews

Shuo aspires to the surreal, dreamlike subversive comedy of William Burroughs or France's Boris Vian.

—The Wall Street Journal


Unnervingly funny... wanders into the wonderfully wild territory of mythic exaggeration.

—USA Today
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