The banquet bug
From the acclaimed author of The Lost Daughter of Happiness comes a groundbreaking novel that will introduce readers to the little-known underworlds of contemporary China Geling Yan captivates readers once more in her breakthrough novel. This is the fantastical tale of Dan Dong, an unemployed factory worker whose life takes a series of unexpected twists after he discovers that, by posing as a journalist, he can eat exquisite gourmet meals for free at state-sponsored banquets. But the secrets he overhears at these events eventually lead Dan down a twisted, intrigue-laden path, and his subterfuge and his real identity become harder and harder to separate. When he becomes privy to a scandal that runs from the depths of society to its highest rungs, Dan must find a way to uncover the corruption--without revealing the dangerous truth about himself.
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|Grouped Work ID||14920cca-db75-3c07-0064-bae09717cf29|
|Grouping Title||banquet bug|
|Grouping Author||yan geling|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-02 01:17:50AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-13 04:19:32AM|
|display_description||After being laid off, Dong Dan suffered from livelihood. When applying for hotel security, he was accidentally mistaken for a reporter. The first dinner party without fear or danger made him find a good business, so he disguised as a reporter and became a full-time "dinner party" attender. In order for his wife Xiaomei to also enjoy free high-end food, they planned to attend a dinner together, but the reckless Xiaomei was exposed. As a result, the police went all the way to find out Dong Dan, a potential banqueting bug.|
|owning_library_basalt||Basalt Regional Library|
|subject_facet||Beijing (China) -- Fiction|
Corruption -- China -- Fiction
Impersonation -- Fiction
|title_display||The banquet bug|
|title_full||The banquet bug / Geling Yan|
The banquet bug [electronic resource] / Geling Yan
|title_short||The banquet bug|