Stick Out Your Tongue

Stick Out Your Tongue Stories

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When Stick Out Your Tongue was published in Chinese in 1997, a blanket ban was placed on Ma Jian's future work. With its publication in English, readers get a rare glimpse of Tibet through Chinese eyes. In this profound work of fiction, a Chinese writer whose marriage has fallen apart travels to Tibet. As he wanders through the countryside, he witnesses the sky burial of a Tibetan woman who died during childbirth, shares a tent with a nomad who is walking to a sacred mountain to seek forgiveness for sleeping with his daughter, and hears the story of a young female lama who died during a Buddhist initiation rite. In stories both enchanting and horrifying, beautiful and macabre, seductive and perverse, Stick Out Your Tongue offers a startlingly vivid portrait of Tibet.

Book information

ISBN: 9780312426903
Publisher: Picador USA
Imprint: Picador USA
Pub date:
DEWEY: 895.1352
Language: English
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 136g
Height: 211mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 10mm