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Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather

(2004)
A collection of stories by

 
 
From China's first-ever winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature comes an exquisite new book of fictions, none of which has ever been published before in English. A young couple on honeymoon visit a beautiful temple up in the mountains, and spend the day intoxicated by the tranquillity of the setting; a swimmer is paralysed by a sudden cramp and finds himself stranded far out to sea on a cold autumn day; a man reminisces about his beloved grandfather, who used to make his own fishing rods from lengths of crooked bamboo straightened over a fire! Blending the crisp immediacy of the present moment with the soft afterglow of memory and nostalgia, these stories hum with simplicity and wisdom - and will delight anyone who loved Gao's bestselling novels, Soul Mountain and One Man's Bible.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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March 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Buying a Fishing Rod for my Grandfather
Author(s): Gao Xingjian
ISBN: 0-00-717038-6 / 978-0-00-717038-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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February 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather: Stories
Author(s): Gao Xingjian
ISBN: 0-06-057555-7 / 978-0-06-057555-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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February 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Buying a Fishing Rod for my Grandfather
Author(s): Gao Xingjian
ISBN: 0-00-717039-4 / 978-0-00-717039-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather: Stories
Author(s): Gao Xingjian
ISBN: 0-06-057556-5 / 978-0-06-057556-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather
Author(s): Xingjian Gao
ISBN: 0-00-717961-8 / 978-0-00-717961-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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January 2004 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Buying a Fishing Rod For My Grandfather
Author(s): Gao Xingjian
ISBN: 0-7322-7885-6 / 978-0-7322-7885-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: 4th Estate - AU
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October 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Buying a Fishing Rod for my Grandfather
Author(s): Gao Xingjian
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October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather: Stories
Author(s): Gao Xingjian
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