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Mr Muo\'s Travelling Couch

Mr Muo's Travelling Couch

(2005)
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Dai Sijie's bestselling and much loved first novel, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, was a delightful fable. His second is a Chinese Don Quixote following the peripatetic misadventures of Mr Muo, China's first psychoanalyst. It's over ten years since Muo has visited his native China. He's been in Paris, exploring his subconscious and devouring the works of Freud and Lacan. But he knew the idyll couldn't last. When Muo hears that his his first great love has been thrown into a Chinese jail for selling a newspaper article to the foreign press, he feels he must rush home and rescue her. He returns to a China where everyone is corruptible, provided you find the right bribe. Sadly, the $10,000 Muo offers Judge Di to free his beloved aren't enough. The judge, tired of cash and cars, orders Muo to bring him a virgin girl to satisfy his sexual predilection for the unsullied. Thus begins a series of hilarious adventures as Muo goes in search of a virgin, setting himself up as an itinerant interpreter of dreams and losing his own virginity in the process. Witty, surreal, moving, wonderfully picaresque, it is packed full of stories, anecdote, incident and mishap, all resulting in a highly enjoyable satire of one innocent man's attempt to negotiate the mind-boggling maze of modern China.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
Author(s): Dai Sijie
ISBN: 1-4000-4259-3 / 978-1-4000-4259-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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June 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: Mr Muo's Travelling Couch
Author(s): Dai Sijie
ISBN: 0-7011-7739-X / 978-0-7011-7739-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

December 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Mr. Muo's Traveling Couch
Author(s): Dai Sijie
ISBN: 1-59722-396-4 / 978-1-59722-396-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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June 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
Author(s): Dai Sijie
ISBN: 1-4000-7714-1 / 978-1-4000-7714-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Mr Muo's Travelling Couch
Author(s): Dai Sijie
ISBN: 0-09-947018-7 / 978-0-09-947018-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch: A Novel
Author(s): Dai Sijie
ISBN: 0-7394-6483-3 / 978-0-7394-6483-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Audio Editions

June 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
Author(s): Dai Sijie
ISBN: 0-7393-2054-8 / 978-0-7393-2054-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
Author(s): Dai Sijie
ISBN: 1-4159-2163-6 / 978-1-4159-2163-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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