The Banquet Bug: A Novel

August 7, 2007|
The Banquet Bug: A Novel by Geling Yan
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Geling Yan captivates readers once more in her breakthrough novel. This is the fantastical tale of Dan Dong, an unemployed factory worker whose life takes a series of unexpected twists after he discovers that, by posing as a journalist, he can eat exquisite gourmet meals for free at state-sponsored banquets. But the secrets he overhears at these events eventually lead Dan down a twisted, intrigue-laden path, and his subterfuge and his real identity become harder and harder to separate. When he becomes privy to a scandal that runs from the depths of society to its highest rungs, Dan must find a way to uncover the corruption without revealing the dangerous truth about himself.
Geling Yan was born in Shanghai and began writing in the late 1970s as a journalist. Her first novel was published in China in 1985. Following the Tiananmen Square massacre, she left China for the United States. Since then she has written many short stories, including one that was made into the award-winning filmXiu Xiu The Sent-Down G...
Title:The Banquet Bug: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.12 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.12 X 0.75 inPublished:August 7, 2007Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1401374034

ISBN - 13:9781401374037

Appropriate for ages: 13

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