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Contemporary Beijing from a young literary star.

One morning in autumn, just after breakfast, Jia Jia finds her husband dead in the bathtub of their Beijing apartment. 

Next to him is a piece of folded paper, a sketch of a strange creature from his dream. He has left her no other sign.

Young, alone and with many unanswered questions, Jia Jia sets out on a journey. Starting at her neighbourhood bar, fuelled by anger, bewilderment, curiosity and love, she travels from nocturnal Beijing to the high plains of Tibet, deep into her past in order to arrive at her future. 

Cinematic, often dreamlike, Braised Pork is an exploration of myth-making, loss and a world beyond words, which ultimately sees a young woman find a new and deeper sense of herself. 

©2020 An Yu (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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"So elegant and poised, so tuned to the great mysteries of love and loss. Braised Pork is a major debut." (John Freeman)

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