Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
Little Fang's job in a provincial Chinese town bores him silly and so he holds a weekly English Corner, listening to the World Service. With the arrival of an educated American, Little Fang builds up his hopes and tries for a coveted scholarship to a Chicago university.
Used availability for Mark Swallow's Teaching Little Fang
September 1990 : UK Hardback
November 1991 : UK Paperback