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Recommended magical realism books (6)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into magical realism here are some magical realism books from China for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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Bliss Montage : Stories by Ling Ma EN

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Country: Asia / China flag China
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"A new creation by the author of Severance, the stories in Bliss Montage crash through our carefully built mirages"--

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Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin EN

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Country: Asia / China flag China
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The Chia family experiences a decline in fortune during the Ch'ing dynasty.

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Ghost Music by An Yu EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / China flag China
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From the author of the "original and electric" Braised Pork (Time), An Yu's enchanting and contemplative novel of music and mushrooms follows a former concert pianist searching for the truth about a vanished musician For three years, Song Yan has filled the emptiness of her Beijing apartment with the tentative notes of her young piano students. She gave up on her own career as a concert pianist many years ago, but her husband Bowen, an executive at a car company, has long rebuffed her pleas to have a child. He resists even when his mother arrives from the southwestern Chinese region of Yunnan ... continue

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My Beijing : Four Stories of Everyday Wonder by Nie Jun EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / China flag China
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"Four short stories set in a hutong, or residential alleyway, of Beijing, China. Yu'er, her grandfather, and their eccentric neighbors experience the magic of everyday life."--

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Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Asia / China flag China
Description:
A New York Times Editors' Choice and Notable Book of 2021 "Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror of 2021"—The Washington Post From one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Chinese literature, an uncanny and playful novel that blurs the line between human and beast… In the fictional Chinese city of Yong’an, an amateur cryptozoologist is commissioned to uncover the stories of its fabled beasts. These creatures live alongside humans in near-inconspicuousness—save their greenish skin, serrated earlobes, and strange birthmarks. Aided by her elusive former professor and his enigmatic assis... continue

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The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / China flag China
Description:
Ken Liu is one of the most original, thought-provoking and award-winning short-story writers of his generation. This is the first collection of his work – sixteen stories that invoke the magical within the mundane, by turns profound, beguiling and heartbreaking. Included here are: The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary (Finalist for Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon Awards), Mono No Aware (Hugo Award winner), The Waves (Nebula Award finalist), The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species (Nebula and Sturgeon award finalists), All the Flavors (Nebula Award finalist), The Litigation Master and the Monkey ... continue