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Fleeing Xinhe Street
Fleeing Xinhe Street

Fleeing Xinhe Street

By Gui Zhe, Translated by Ana Padilla Fornieles

Penguin Specials


100 Pages, 4.5 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: August 2020

ISBN 9780734398680

Rights: US & CA

Penguin Books China (Aug 2020)

Price: $9.99


A portrait of provincial Chinese business, local mishaps, and everyday drama

In a town where everyone has secrets, Wang Wuxian is the original conman. With a huge heart and a house full of strays, he scams everyone on Xinhe Street by getting them to invest in the One Plus One Guarantee Company. Hu Weidong is a fool that bites the bait, leaving his shoe business at risk of ruin while his wife Jiang Lina tries to pick up the pieces. Chen Naixing is the brains behind the whole operation and has the most at stake when things turn sour. All the while, Ai Mengya is the only one that has a handle on the situation. There is no easy way for anyone to run away from the trouble on Xinhe Street.

Author Biography

Zhe Gui is a contemporary Chinese writer from Wenzhou. His titles include Metal Heart, Legend of Xinhe Street, Tiger Map, and I Have Something to Say About This Era. Zhe Gui's body of work mainly discusses the lifestyle of the rich, the divide that separates the upper class, as well as the subtle connections in the era we live in.