Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out

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Event Information

1135 Powell Street San Francisco CA 94108
Chinatown Meeting Room
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

book cover imageOn Thursday May 4 please join our discussion of author Mo Yan’s Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out. This darkly comic novel follows the adventures of Ximen Nao, a hapless landowner who, after his execution during Mao’s land reform movement, returns to life in a series of reincarnations as a donkey, an ox, a pig, a dog, a monkey, and eventually a human again. Nao’s unusual experiences illuminate and satirize the political and cultural turmoil of the last half century of Chinese history.