Waves: Storiesby Bei Dao, Bei DAO, Bonnie S. McDougall (Translator), Susette Ternent. Cooke (Translator)
In Waves, the poet Bei Dao turns to fiction, recording the painful years of the Cultural Revolution and its aftermath. Avoiding polemics, his attention is on individuals swept up in the turbulent political tides of contemporary China.
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Bei Dao carefully crafts this story with a unique narrative style. The story is told from the point of view of five different characters whose lives intersect in last part of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Extremely thought provoking writing.