Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh is a collection of eight compelling short stories written over the past twenty years: surrealistic political fables, ghost stories, tales of failed and perverse love, and stories about the destructive effects of superstition and ignorance.
These stories capture the current concerns of the Chinese: lack of income, famine, and the devastating effects of the one-child policy.
One particular get-rich-quick scheme involves an unemployed man who decides to convert an abandoned bus into a venue for private trysts which will enable him to charge lovers by the hour.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 17/04/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780413771193