Austin Woerner with translations of Su Wei

7/28/2018 | Elliott Bay Book Company

Readings & Lectures Capitol Hill/Central District

A young man sent to the countryside for re-education during China’s Cultural Revolution is tricked into a ghost marriage with a spirit bride but later finds love within a community of reclusive, free spirited lumberjacks in Su Wei’s novel, The Invisible Valley. Like many Chinese writers of his generation, Su Wei spent his teenage years being “re-educated” through farm labor in the countryside. Known for his nonfiction essays and novels, he left China in 1989, and since 1997 he has taught Chinese language and literature at Yale University.

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