The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast
Ep 10 - A Yi and A Perfect Crime

Ep 10 - A Yi and A Perfect Crime

July 27, 2019

"I tried. I put everything into being an exceptional student. But those things are like water cast out in the desert, they evaporate quickly. Whenever I started something, I would picture its inevitable ending. An apple becomes pips in the trash."

In the tenth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast, we are looking at A Yi's A Perfect Crime (猫和老鼠/māo hé lǎoshǔ)

This is dark and existential novel translated by Anna Holmwood wastes neither word nor sentiment on the reader. Prepare for discomfort as we take on the perspective of an alienated highschooler who murders his classmate for no real reason, then goes on the run.

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INEQUALITY AND CRIME RATES IN CHINA by Tsun Se Cheong and Yanrui Wu

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