Pub date 1st August 2008
Original publisher People’s Literature (China)
International publishers Philippe Piquier (France), Blessing (Germany), Achuzat Bayit (Israel), Sellerio (Italy), Hakusui-sha (Japan), Moonhakdongne (Korea), Azbooka-Atticus (Russia), Jiuge (Tawian), Altin Kitaplar (Turkey), Penguin Australia (WEL)



Winner of the Mao Dun Prize

Wang Daifu and his girlfriend Xiao Kong were both born blind. Dreaming of a better life, he invests heavily in the stock market so they can set up their own Tui Na house, but when the market crashes, they are forced to join the Tui Na house of Wang’s old friend Sha Fuming.  With a keen eye for the sorrows and small triumphs of their humble daily lives, Bi Feiyu focuses on the intricate relationships and power struggles between those who are born blind, those who lost their sight, and those who can see.

Praise for Massage

I love Bi Feiyu’s novels for their compassion, insight and wit; their sense of both history and the future.’ – Justin Torres, author of We the Animals

‘Bi Feiyu’s storytelling gifts are considerable.’ – Washington Post


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