The Unbearable Dreamworld Of Champa The Driver by Chan KoonchungThe Unbearable Dreamworld Of Champa The Driver by Chan Koonchung

The Unbearable Dreamworld Of Champa The Driver

byChan KoonchungTranslated byNicky Harman

Paperback | January 26, 2016

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A humorous literary novel of modern China by the author of the international Dystopian novel The Fat Years.
     Life is simple for Champa. He has a good job as a chauffeur in his hometown of Lhasa, and if his Chinese boss Plum is a little domineering, well, he can understand that -- she's a serious art-collector after all. And he does get to drive her huge Toyota. When he starts to sleep with his boss as well as drive her around, life becomes a whole lot more complicated. But not in a bad way. Suddenly Champa's sex life is beyond his wildest dreams. But then Plum brings home a Tara statue -- a statue that shines with exquisite feminine beauty -- and suddenly life is not simple at all, as Champa finds himself on the long road to Beijing in search of its inspiration. The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver is a rollicking road novel brimful of sensuality and danger. Underlying the optimism and humour of its hero is a darker picture of racism and rough justice in modern Beijing.
CHAN KOONCHUNG was born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong. His first novel, the dystopian The Fat Years ("An all-encompassing metaphor for today's looming superpower." --Observer) was highly acclaimed and published in thirteen territories. Chan Koonchung lives in Beijing.
Title:The Unbearable Dreamworld Of Champa The DriverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 7.79 × 4.98 × 0.49 inPublished:January 26, 2016Publisher:TransworldLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0552779504

ISBN - 13:9780552779500


Editorial Reviews

• "The Han Chinese presence in Tibet hovers in the background like a Himalayan mist... captures something true and fresh about modern China." --Independent 

   • "A fast-paced read, bold and brassy, at times super-sensitive and insightful, with cheeky asides and a raw honesty that will make readers laugh out loud." --South China Morning Post