Virgin Widows
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178pp. April 1996
Virgin Widows
Author: Gu Hua; Translator: Goldblatt, Howard;
Finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize

Virgin Widows is a poignant and disquieting novel that unfolds the stories of two women whose lives, despite being separated by nearly a century, reveal a disturbing similarity. First published in China in 1985, it appears now in English for the
Fiction From Modern China Series
"[Goldblatt’s] retelling of the tale sparkles seamlessly.... A whale of a tale." —New Asia Review

"Smooth and exuberant, Goldblatt’s impeccable translation allows readers to see why Gu Hua is regarded as one of the most intriguing storyteller

Author: Gu Hua; Translator: Goldblatt, Howard;
Gu Hua is one of China’s favorite and most influential novelists. He has lived near Vancouver since 1988.
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