2015 English Pen Translates Award; 2016 Financial Times / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards (Longlisted).
by Xu Xiaobin
Yang Tianyi is a “leftover woman” and under pressure to find a husband. She is attractive and intelligent but knows little of the world, and finally makes a disastrous marriage to a man, Wang Lian. At the end of the 1980s, in Tiananmen Square, she meets her love Hua Zheng again. However, after the political turmoil, Hua Zheng is framed as one of the perpetrators of the disturbances, and is sentenced to prison.
Set against the background of China’s turbulent 1980s and 1990s, Crystal Wedding is a novel of searing emotional honesty.
Preface by the Author (Translated by Nicky Harman and Natascha Bruce)
Translated from the Chinese by Nicky Harman
Publication date: 15 April 2016
Format: Paperback (Demy octavo) 216mm x 138mm
Pages: 302 pp
Cover illustration by Xu Xiaobin