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The Butcher's Wife and Other Stories

The Butcher's Wife and Other Stories

by Li Ang
Translated by Howard Goldblatt
ISBN:
9780887272226
Description

Li Ang's highly charged fiction has brought her worldwide attention. This collection begins with the internationally acclaimed The Butcher's Wife, a novella that provoked shock and outrage in her native Taiwan when it first appeared in 1983. The shorter stories that follow are erotic, thought-provoking, and cautionary.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2006
Trim Size: 
5.5 x 8.5
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
246pp
Table of Contents

The Butcher's Wife and Other Stories

Foreword

viii

Preface

ix

The Butcher's Wife

1

Flower Season

143

Wedding Ritual

157

Curvaceous Dolls

177

Test of Love

199

A Love Letter Never Sent

215

Reviews

The Butcher’s Wife offers not a single evasion or pretense about the reality and pervasiveness of sexual oppression. Li Ang has written this book with the dedication of a daughter and the responsibility of a woman.

— Alice Walker