by Liu Liangcheng
“A novelist is also a message deliverer, for writing is the art of delivering a message.”
Set in Pisha and Heile, two warring countries in the west without any official communication, this excellent fantastic fable centers on a story between Ku, a messenger and famous translator fluent in several languages and a donkey named Xie, which is said to be a message itself. Ku was asked to deliver the donkey Xie to his hostile country thousands of miles away, thus the two of them embarked on the journey. Together, they crossed battlefields and deserts, witnessing incredible happenings in life and death.
Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, The Message Deliverer is a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of war, love, faith and power. Liu Liangcheng tiptoes the harmony between human and nature in this weird and wild novella, sticking to his writing concept of “everything has a spirit.”
Rights sold: English, Arabic, Macedonian
● The latest novel by Lu Xun Literature Award winner Liu Liangcheng
● A Mao Dun Literature Award nominee in 2019
● An exotic, mysterious and philosophical adventure of a message deliverer and a donkey
Intensely exhilarating, intellectually challenging, arresting and provocative, the work so richly transcends the conventional limitations of genre as to make the definition seem almost irrelevant… The technique of Liu Liangcheng’s novel proclaims that he himself is a magnificently accomplished hybrid artist, able to take from Eastern and Western traditions with equal ease and flair. This pivotal book could conclusively establish itself as one of the most excellent literary works in the world.
—Gao Xing, Editor-in-chief of World Literature
Liu Liangcheng (刘亮程) was awarded the 2014 Lu Xun Literature Award, the most important literature award in China. He was born in 1962 in Xinjiang, the westernmost province of China, where several languages and cultures coexist. His work A Village of One’s Own caused great sensation both at home and abroad. His other works, including Hollowed Out, Upturned Earth and In Xinjiang, have all focused on the Xinjiang village where he lived for years – hence his reputation as a “bucolic philosopher.” Many of his essays and novels have been included in textbooks for Chinese middle schools and colleges.
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- Publisher Yilin Press
- Orginal LanguageChinese simplified
- ISBN/Identifier 9787544790833
- Publication Country or regionChina
- Publish StatusPublished
- Original Language Title捎话
- Original Language Authors刘亮程
- Copyright Year2018
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