Wake Me Up at Nine in the Morning

Pages: 416
Subject: Fiction, Translated Fiction
Imprint: Oneworld

Wake Me Up at Nine in the Morning

A Yi

Translated by Nicky Harman
An electrifying story about the explosive power of secrets, from a celebrated Chinese novelist 
Paperback
9781786076656 (4 Aug 2022)
RRP £12.99 / US$19.99

The Book

An electrifying story about the explosive power of secrets, from a celebrated Chinese novelist

Infamous local thug Hongyang is found dead by his lover after a night of debauched drinking. Hongyang is a man with plenty of enemies, any one of whom could be responsible for his death...

Piecing together the story of Hongyang's violent criminal past through the voices of his friends, family, and his former lover Aiwan, Wake Me Up at Nine in the Morning is a breathless and immersive journey into China's criminal underworld. It is also a terrifying snapshot of a society in which cynicism and suspicion reign supreme. Written with Yi's trademark confident prose and taut, suspenseful style, this is an unmissable read from a star of Chinese literature. 

Additional Information

Subject Fiction, Translated Fiction
Pages 416
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Born in 1976 in Ruichang, in the province of Jiangxi, A Yi worked as a policeman, sports journalist and editor before deciding to dedicate himself to writing at the age of thirty-two. After a brief period on the editorial board of Chinese literary magazine Chutzpah/Tian Nan, he began working in a publishing house. His first work, a collection of short stories, was released in 2008. In 2010 he published his second story collection, The Bird Saw Me, to popular and critical acclaim. In 2012, his novel A Perfect Crime was published in China (English edition Oneworld, 2015). Wake Me Up at Nine in the Morning is his latest work, first published in China in 2017.

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