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🧧 🧧 PRE-ORDER ALERT 🧧 🧧 (shipping out in mid-December) THE WEDDING PARTY by Liu Xinwu translated by Jeremy Tiang purchase your copy here: On a December morning in 1982, the courtyard of a Beijing siheyuan―a lively quadrangle of homes―begins to stir. Auntie Xue’s son Jiyue is getting married today, and she is determined to make the day a triumph. Despite Jiyue’s woeful ignorance in matters of the heart―and the body. Despite a chef in training tasked with the onerous responsibility of preparing the banquet. With a cross-generational multitude of guests, from anxious family members to a fretful bridal party―not to mention exasperating friends, interfering neighbors, and wedding crashers―what will the day ahead bring? Set at a pivotal point after the turmoil of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Liu Xinwu’s tale weaves together a rich tapestry of characters, intertwined lives, and stories within stories. The Wedding Party is a touching, hilarious portrait of life in this singular city, all packed into a Beijing courtyard on a single day that manages to be both perfectly normal and utterly extraordinary at the same time. #books #reading #fiction #translations #chineseliterature #getclicking #welovebooks #feedyourshelf #booksactually #bookstoread #neverstopreading #ireadbooksactually

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