Banned in China, a Chinese 1984 that holds controversial secrets about both the leaders and the people
Chan Koonchung was born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong.
His first novel, the dystopian THE FAT YEARS ('An all-encompassing metaphor for today's looming superpower' Observer) was highly acclaimed and published in thirteen territories.
Chan Koonchung lives in Beijing.
A fascinating tale of China just over the horizon
*The New Yorker*
A thought-provoking novel about China's tomorrow, which reveals the truth about China today
*Xinran, author of The Good Women of China*
The Fat Years remains valid because it is not simply a "what might happen" exercise in futurism. Its central conceit - that collective amnesia overtakes the entire country - is an all-encompassing metaphor for today's looming superpower... a triumph
A not-so-veiled satire of the Chinese government's tendency to make dates such as the Tiananmen massacre virtually disappear
Chan Koonchung's humorous tale reveals the distorted reality of China, where despite the supersonic development of its economy, political life is steadfastly unchanging