Larry's Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and…

Paperback | April 27, 2010

byDaniel Asa Rose

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“One of the funniest, most touching and bizarre nonfiction books I’ve read.”
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Larry’s Kidney is Daniel Asa Rose’s wild-and-crazy memoir about his trip to Beijing, China, to help his black-sheep cousin Larry receive an illegal kidney transplant, collect a mail-order bride, and stop a hit-man from killing their uncle. An O. Henry Prize winner,  a two-time recipient of PEN Fiction Awards, and a 2006 National Endowment for the Arts Literary Fellow, Rose has written “a surprisingly fun, and moving, book with resonance” (Chicago Tribune).<_o3a_p>

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“One of the funniest, most touching and bizarre nonfiction books I’ve read.”—Boston Globe Larry’s Kidney is Daniel Asa Rose’s wild-and-crazy memoir about his trip to Beijing, China, to help his black-sheep cousin Larry receive an illegal kidney transplant, collect a mail-order bride, and stop a hit-man from killing their uncle. An O. H...

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Larry Feldman desperately needed a kidney. After two god-awful years on dialysis, watching his life ebb away while waiting on a transplant list behind 74,000 other Americans, the gun-toting couch potato decided to risk everything and travel to China, the controversial kingdom of organ transplants. But Larry urgently needed his cousin D...

Daniel Asa Rose has won an O. Henry Prize, two PEN Fiction Awards, and an NEA Fellowship. Formerly arts and culture editor ofForwardand currently editor of the international literary magazineThe Reading Room, he has written forThe New Yorker,Esquire,GQ, theNew York Times Magazine, and is the author of the acclaimed memoirHiding Places....
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:April 27, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061708712

ISBN - 13:9780061708718

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“[Daniel Asa] Rose is a gifted writer and good company….The adventure is entertaining, all right.” (Miami Herald)