The Boat to Redemption (Hardcover)

By Su Tong, Howard Goldblatt (Translator)

Overlook Press, 9781590206720, 362pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2011



Raw, emotional, and unerringly funny, the Man Asian Prize-winning novel from China's bestselling literary author is a story of a people caught in the stranglehold not only of their own desires and needs, but also of a Party that sees everything and forgives nothing.

About the Author

Born in 1963 in Suzhou and now living in Beijing with his family, Su Tong is China's most celebrated author, shooting to international fame when Zhang Yimou's Academy Award-nominated film of his novella "Raise the Red Lantern."

Translator Howard Goldblatt is research professor at the University of Notre Dame. He has been awarded the Translation of the Year Prize from the American Literary Translators Association and the Man Asian Literary Prize.