Mr Ma and Son


Author: Lao She
ISBN: 9780241579558
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Mr Ma and his son Ma Wei run an antiques shop nestled in a quiet street by St Paul’s Cathedral in London, where, far from their native Peking, they struggle to navigate the bustling pavements and myriad social conventions of 1920s English society. The Mas must negotiate love, money, misunderstandings and the London smog, aided and hindered by a cast of brilliantly drawn characters: their well-meaning landlady Mrs Weddeburn, her carefree daughter Mary, old China hand Reverend Ely and his formidable wife. Both a bitingly funny satire of Sino-British relations, and an emotionally powerful story of the experience of Chinese immigrants to the United Kingdom at the turn of the twentieth century, Mr Ma and Son is a compelling, witty novel from one of China’s most celebrated writers.

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