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The Resource A perfect crime, A Yi ; Translated by Anna Holmwood

A perfect crime, A Yi ; Translated by Anna Holmwood

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A perfect crime
Title
A perfect crime
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A Yi ; Translated by Anna Holmwood
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Language
eng
Summary
On a normal day in provincial China, a teenager goes about his regular business, but he's also planning the brutal murder of his only friend. He lures her over, strangles her, stuffs her body into the washing machine and flees town, whereupon a perilous game of cat-and-mouse begins. A shocking investigation into the despair that traps the rural poor as well as a technically brilliant excursion into the claustrophobic realm of classic horror and suspense, A Perfect Crime is a thrilling and stylish novel about a motiveless murder that echoes Kafka's absurdism, Camus' nihilism and Dostoyevsky's depravity. With exceptional tonal control, A Yi steadily reveals the psychological backstory that enables us to make sense of the story's dramatic violence and provides chillingly apt insights into a country on the cusp of enormous social, political and economic change
Biographical or historical data
A Yi is a Chinese writer living in Beijing. He worked as a police officer before becoming editor-in-chief of Chutzpah. He is the author of two collections of short stories and has published fiction in Granta and the Guardian. In 2010 he was shortlisted for the People's Literature Top 20 Literary Giants of the Future. Anna Holmwood translates literature from Chinese and Swedish to English. She was awarded one of the first British Centre for Literary Translation mentorship awards and she co-founded the Emerging Translators' Network. In 2012 she was elected to the UK Translators Association committee.
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Holmwood, Anna
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general
Label
A perfect crime, A Yi ; Translated by Anna Holmwood
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Publication
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9781780747057
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9781780747057
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(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
A perfect crime, A Yi ; Translated by Anna Holmwood
Publication
Control code
9781780747057
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9781780747057
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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