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Hello, Kitty and Other Stories

Hello, Kitty and Other Stories

SKU: 9781739424305

Kitty and her teenage friends, squatting in an empty apartment, are looking for gas to cook instant noodles. Bai Song and his wife, who live in the unit across the hallway, have a well-equipped kitchen with all the mod cons. Plus they're old and retired, meaning they're ripe for a bit of rough fun, Clockwork Orange-style.

China at the turn of the century. Everything is upside down. Respect for your elders? You've got be joking.

Communism? Yeah right. Cut-throat capitalism is the only way to get ahead. 'To get rich is glorious'.

In ten wonderfully surreal stories, Anne Stevenson-Yang conjures up the atmosphere of a society in freefall. China as you've never imagined it: a wife who fakes her divorce so she can buy an apartment; neglected teens who tie up an elderly couple so they can use their kitchen; a country girl who poisons a disabled man for a residence permit.

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