Larry's Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant - And Save His Life
  • Larry's Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant - And Save His Life
  • Larry's Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant - And Save His Life

Larry's Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant - And Save His Life

by Daniel Asa Rose
     
 

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“One of the funniest, most touching and bizarre nonfiction books I’ve read.”
Boston Globe

 

Larry’s Kidney is Daniel Asa Rose’s wild-and-crazy memoir about his trip to Beijing, China, to help his black-sheep cousin Larry receive an illegal kidney transplant, collect a mail-order bride, and stop a

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“One of the funniest, most touching and bizarre nonfiction books I’ve read.”
Boston Globe

 

Larry’s Kidney is Daniel Asa Rose’s wild-and-crazy memoir about his trip to Beijing, China, to help his black-sheep cousin Larry receive an illegal kidney transplant, collect a mail-order bride, and stop a hit-man from killing their uncle. An O. Henry Prize winner,  a two-time recipient of PEN Fiction Awards, and a 2006 National Endowment for the Arts Literary Fellow, Rose has written “a surprisingly fun, and moving, book with resonance” (Chicago Tribune).

Editorial Reviews

Andrew Ervin
Larry's Kidney, a stranger-than-fiction memoir by Daniel Asa Rose, serves as an enjoyable testament to the lengths to which we sometimes go to help family, even when doing so is a terrible, terrible idea…The ensuing adventure is the stuff of slapstick comedy
—The Washington Post
Wall Street Journal
Mr. Rose writes a gripping tale, especially notable for its revealing look at modern China.
Boston Globe
One of the funniest, most touching and bizarre nonfiction books I've read. A remarkably talented writer, a great book.
Los Angeles Times
One of 60 "hot books for summer -- the best of this summer's forthcoming reads.
The New York Observer
Skillful, funny, fascinating.
The Forward
Elegantly written and deeply moving, it passes the laugh-out-loud test with flying colors. A classic contribution to the annals of cross-cultural comedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061708718
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Pages:
305
Sales rank:
1,137,945
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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