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Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date June 13, 2006
Pages 287
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400077144
ISBN-10 1400077141
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summary
After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr. Muo returns home to bring the benefits of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China and to somehow free his college sweetheart, now a political prisoner, a quest that leads him to the sadistic local magistrate, Judge Di, who demands a virgin maiden in exchange for clemency. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Having enchanted readers on two continents with Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie now produces a rapturous and uproarious collision of East and West, a novel about the dream of love and the love of dreams. Fresh from 11 years in Paris studying Freud, bookish Mr. Muo returns to China to spread the gospel of psychoanalysis. His secret purpose is to free his college sweetheart from prison. To do so he has to get on the good side of the bloodthirsty Judge Di, and to accomplish that he must provide the judge with a virgin maiden.

This may prove difficult in a China that has embraced western sexual mores along with capitalism–especially since Muo, while indisputably a romantic, is no ladies’ man. Tender, laugh-out-loud funny, and unexpectedly wise, Mr. Muo’s Travelling Couch introduces a hero as endearingly inept as Inspector Clouseau and as valiant as Don Quixote.

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9781400077144 | details & prices | 287 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.00
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