The Corpse Walker
by Yiwu Liao
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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The Walker Cadaver regularly introduces us to men and women at the bottom of Chinese society, most of whom have been injured by life, but have managed to preserve their dignity: professional weeper, a human trafficker, public toilets, manager, a leper, a looter, and a Falung Gong, among others.By asking difficult questions with respect and empathy, Liao Yiwu managed to get her subjects to speak openly and sometimes hilariously about their lives, desires and vulnerabilities, creating a book that is an excellent example of what was once called “The New Journalism”The Walker Cadaver reveals a fascinating aspect of modern China, describing the normal life of Chinese citizens in ways that constantly provoke and surprise
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