!!> EPUB ❃ Happy Dreams ✾ Author Jia Pingwa – Anguillais.us

Happy Dreams From One Of China S Foremost Authors, Jia Pingwa S Happy Dreams Is A Powerful Depiction Of Life In Industrializing Contemporary China, In All Its Humor And Pathos, As Seen Through The Eyes Of Happy Liu, A Charming And Clever Rural Laborer Who Leaves His Home For The Gritty, Harsh Streets Of Xi An In Search Of Better Life.After A Disastrous End To A Relationship, Hawa Happy Liu Embarks On A Quest To Find The Recipient Of His Donated Kidney And A Life That Lives Up To His Self Given Moniker Traveling From His Rural Home In Freshwind To The City Of Xi An, Happy Brings Only An Eternally Positive Attitude, His Devoted Best Friend Wufu, And A Pair Of High Heeled Women S Shoes He Hopes To Fill With The Love Of His Life.In Xi An, Happy And Wufu Find Jobs As Trash Pickers Sorting Through The City S Filth, But Happy Refuses To Be Deterred By Inauspicious Beginnings In His Eyes, Dusty Birds Become Phoenixes, The Streets Become Rivers, And Life Is What You Make Of It When He Meets The Beautiful Yichun, He Imagines She Is The One To Fill The Shoes And His Cinderella Esque Dream But When The Harsh City Conditions And The Crush Of Societal Inequalities Take The Life Of His Friend And Shake Happy To His Soul, He Ll Need Than Just His Unrelenting Optimism To Hold On To The Belief That Something Better Is Possible.

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  1. says:

    Wonderful story.So very glad I picked this book, learned how millions of people in small villages of China lived Author also comes from little village, met the real Happy character, with his help talked to trash pickers Story is somewhat fictionalized story of these characters Imaginative, humorous but some parts was hard to read Hardship and obstacles they faced in their daily lives, brought tears to my eyes Not only men from small villages but young girls with hope and dreams came to big Wonderful story.So very glad I picked this book, learned how millions of people in small villages of China lived Author also comes from little village, met the real Happy character, with his help talked to trash pickers Story is somewhat fictionalized story of these characte...


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    I liked this book It was a Kindle First Book this month and I m glad I chose it.This is the story of Happy Liu, a trash picker in Xian, China But he s really from the countryside He has migrated to the city, determined to make something of himself He brings along his friend, Wufu, also from the same village, Freshwind What you learn right away is that Happy is a decent, kind, upright human being Wufu, who s not too bright and definitely not worldly, depends on him entirely But Wufu is als I liked this book It was a Kindle First Book this month and I m glad I chose it.This is the story of Happy Liu, a trash picker in Xian, China But he s really from the countryside He has migrated to the city, determined to make something of himself He brings along his friend, Wufu, also from the same village, Freshwind What you learn right away is that Happy is a decent, kind, upright human being Wufu, who s not too bright and definitely not worldly, depends on him entirely But Wufu is also basically a good man, who loves his wife and children back in the village He s just childlike in his assessment of situations, his reactions and his understanding So he sometimes makes mistakes Wufu was my favorite character.At first this is a sort of brother adventure story But it s also a pretty picaresque journey through Happy s days in ...


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    PW Starred Pingwa I Am a Farmer , winner of the 2009 Mao Dun Literature Prize, again explores China s rapid industrialization, the prospects of rural workers, and the consequences of deepening class inequality in this optimistic yet heartbreaking tale of the life of Hawa Happy Liu The novel follows Happy as he moves from his hometown of Freshwind to the bustling city of Xi an to find both the man to whom he donated a kidney and the better life he believes he deserves Along with best friend PW Starred Pingwa I Am a Farmer , winner of the 2009 Mao Dun Literature Prize, again explores China s rapid industrialization, the prospects of rural workers, and the consequences of deepening class inequality in this optimistic yet heartbreaking tale of the life of Hawa Happy Liu The novel follows Happy as he moves from his hometown of Freshwind to the bustling city of Xi an to find both the man to whom he donated a kidney and the better life he believes he deserves Along with best friend Wufu, he slowly integrates into the city, finding work first as a trash collector before moving on to other, less menial jobs While Happy works hard to be mistaken for a native of the city and an educated man, Wufu misses his rural life and a world that made sense to him Through Happy s adventures in the city, Pingwa introduces the reader to a China still reeling from its recent modernization Happy studies the class divisions in his new urban environment almost like an an...


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    Four and a half stars Although I usually only give five stars to books I m totally blown away by, I liked this book A LOT I ve been to Xi an, and although I don t remember any garbage pickers and didn t go to the poor suburbs where Happy Liu and Wufu live in Happy Dreams, rural small town China is EXACTLY like that People spit, they clear their phlegm, and the public toilets are often just a hole in the ground The voice of Happy Liu is awesome Just read the first page and you ll see what I Four and a half stars Although I usually only give five stars to books I m totally blown away by, I liked this book A LOT I ve been to Xi an, and although I don t remember any garbage pickers and didn t go to the poor suburbs where Happy Liu and Wufu live in Happy Dreams, rural small town China is EXACTLY like that People spit, they ...


  5. says:

    I read this book while traveling in China, so was both happy and saddened to see actual trash pickers on the street, reminding me of the tough life of protagonist Happy and lovable friend Wufu This is a really interesting book, at times quite funny, maddening and tear jerking I hi...


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    I d never read any Chinese literature before, but this new novel is a joy The translation by Nicky Harman deals with multiple dialects, puns, jokes, and assorted other difficulties, but still it reads easily in English It s the story of a trash picker fresh from the countryside to the big city of H ian, his best friend from back home, the love o...


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    I think I became acquainted with this book throughKindle, since I know little about contemporary Chinese culture, I thought it would be a good reading choice Jia Pingwa s novel was just the right thing Probably the most helpful section was the Author s Note Happy and Me, at the end of the book The book took several years to write went through some serious revision multiple times It s based on a living person, Liu Shuzhen who changed his name to Liu Gaoxing Happy Liu , I think I became acquainted with this book throughKindle, since I know little about contemporary Chinese culture, I thought it would be a good reading choice Jia Pingwa s novel was just the right thing Probably the most helpful section was the Author s Note Happy and Me, at the end of the book The book took several years to write went through some serious revision multiple times It s based on a living person, Liu Shuzhen who changed his name to Liu Gaoxing Happy Liu , and apparently he truly embodies his name and Pingwa and Shuzhen grew up together recon...


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    I honestly don t know how to rate this really This is so far out of my wheelhouse, yet I did enjoy it almost all the way through The book was very character driven and for me that was good, I generally like a really character driven story I just think that if you need a little bitsubstance or meaning to the plot then you ll be disappointed in this Or maybe that s just me When I stopped trying to figure out if there was a point I was missing, it became muchenjoyable I loved the I honestly don t know how to rate this really This is so far out of my wheelhouse, yet I did enjoy it almost all the way through The book was very character driven and for me that was good, I generally like a really character driven story I just think that if you need a little bitsubstance or meaning to the plot then you ll be disappointed in this Or maybe that s just me When I stopped trying to figure out if there was a point I was missing, it became muchenjoyable I loved the feel of the narration Happy Liu is in my opinion the most likeable narcissist that I have read in a while He s so determined to be happy that Happy is what he renames himself Yet he s got these moments where I kind of hoped someone would smack him upside the head I thought the author did a really good job of painting a vivid pictur...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I really had hoped there was going to be a happy ending of sorts.but instead the book ends on a somewhat down note where Happy s best friend dies, he doesn t have a steady job and his woman is off in prison The way Happy talks about himself and the moments in the book where he says things like I wasn t used to dealing with contracts in those days made me hope he would hit it big in this book itself and we d get to see some positive transformation.I think the message issubtle than tha I really had hoped there was going to be a happy ending of sorts.but instead the book ends on a somewhat down note where Happy s best friend dies, he doesn t have a steady job and his woman is off in prison The way Happy talks about himself and the moments in the book where he says things like I wasn t used to dealing w...


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    If the book had been shorter I would have given four stars In the afterword the author reveals that he intentionally made the narrative and voice of Happy, the trash picker, awkward and crude Makes sense, but also makes for tough reading The dialogue was clipped and rife with scatology, but I had to love Happy who sums up his raison d etre everyone should have a bird singing inside them as well as a crow cawing This book, written originally in Chinese, was unconv...

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