The Corpse Walker
Real Life Stories: China From the Bottom Up
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The Corpse Walker introduces us to regular men and women at the bottom of Chinese society, most of whom have been battered by life but have managed to retain their dignity: a professional mourner, a human trafficker, a public toilet manager, a leper, a grave robber, and a Falung Gong practitioner, among others. By asking challenging questions with respect and empathy, Liao Yiwu managed to get his subjects to talk openly and sometimes hilariously about their lives, desires, and vulnerabilities, creating a book that is an instance par excellence of what was once upon a time called “The New Journalism.” The Corpse Walker reveals a fascinating aspect of modern China, describing the lives of normal Chinese citizens in ways that constantly provoke and surprise.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Awesome book that totally captured me to the point I read it all in one sitting. I've always been intrigued by different perceptions and motivations as to why we do what we do. This book gives plenty to ponder while also being an exciting fun and sometimes shocking read. I hope others will enjoy this book as much as I have. Hats off to Liao Yiwu