The Embroidered Shoes by Tsan-Hsueh

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A series of short stories features such offbeat characters as a doctor-detective-warrior who sleeps like a hippo in a cistern and a homicidal maniac housewife whose husband ends up in the hospital with a stomach full of needles."

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Can Xue was born in 1953, in Changsha city, in Hunan province. Her parents were sent to the countryside during the Cultural Revolution, and she graduated only from elementary school. She learned English on her own and has written books on Borges, Shakespeare, and Dante. Earlier books by Can Xue published in the US include "The Embroidered Shoes" (Henry Holt, 1997), "Old Floating Cloud" (Northwestern, 1991), and "Dialogues in Paradise" (Northwestern, 1989). Her work has been translated worldwide. She lives in China. Translators Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping have collaborated on this excellent translation.
Published September 1, 1997 by Henry Holt & Co. 221 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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