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Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch

Dai Sijie

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Following his runaway best seller, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie gives us a delightful new tale of East meets West: an adventure both wry and uplifting about a love of dreams and the dream of love, and the power of reading to sustain and inspire the spirit. After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr. Muo returns home to introduce the blessings of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China. But it is his hidden purpose-to liberate his university sweetheart, now a political prisoner-that leads him to the sadistic local magistrate, Judge Di. The price of the Communist bureaucrat's clemency? A virgin maiden. And so our middle-aged hero Muo, a Westernized romantic and sexual innocent himself, sets off on his bicycle in search of a suitable girl. Muo's quest will take him from a Chengdu mortuary to a rural panda habitat, from an insane asylum to the haunts of the marauding Lolo people. Along the way, he will lose a tooth, his virginity, and his once unshakable faith in psychoanalytic insight. But his quixotic idealism will not waver, even as he comes to see that the chivalrous heart may have room for more than one true love. Dai Sijie's exuberant, touching-and most unlikely-romance is a triumph of unbridled imagination, a celebration of the yearning spirit. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

B.D. Wong

Length:

7h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:40

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:53


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:05


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:10


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:53


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:26


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:39


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:56


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:22


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:52


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:18


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:17


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:06