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After China

Brian Castro

After China
Mr You is a Chinese architect in his middle years, professionally successful but scarred by a complex past. His mother was killed during an insurrection in Shanghai, his father died in a house-fire under strange circumstances. A subsequent accident in a railway yard has left him both physically and psychologically damaged.
All that was in the past, when he had a country. Now it is after China.

Shortlisted Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction 1993
Shortlisted National Book Council Banjo Award for Fiction 1993
Shortlisted Best Book in SEA/South Pacific Region, Commonwealth Writers' Prize 1993


Praise for After China:
'For a book which takes loneliness and death for its themes, After China has unexpected reserves of warmth, affection and humour. Insisting on the erotic, it is surprisingly delicate, restrained and chaste. And for a work of such diverse and eclectic reference it is rewardingly resonant and interconnected. The whole novel is thus a brilliant feat of balance. After China is perhaps Castro's most immediately accessible and engaging work.' - Katharine England

Brian Castro was educated at the University of Sydney and has worked in Australian, French and Hong Kong universities as a teacher and writer. He is the author of ten novels and a volume of essays on writing and culture. His novels have won a number of state and national prizes including the Australian/Vogel literary award, The Age Fiction Prize, the National Book Council Prize for Fiction, four Victorian Premier's awards, two NSW Premier's awards and the Queensland Premier's Award for Fiction. Castro was the 2014 recipient of the Patrick White Award for Literature.
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Category Literature - Fiction
Format Paperback
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Size 198 x 130 mm
ISBN 9780957996038
Extent 176 pages
Price: AU$24.95 including GST
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