The Unbearable Dreamworld Of Champa The Driver


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by Chan Koonchung
translated by Nicky Harman
published by Black Swan


Life is simple for Champa. He has a good job as a chauffeur in his hometown of Lhasa, and if his Chinese boss Plum is a little domineering, well, he can understand that--she’s a serious art-collector after all. And he does get to drive her huge Toyota.

When he starts to sleep with his boss as well as drive her around, life becomes a whole lot more complicated. But not in a bad way. Suddenly Champa’s sex life is beyond his wildest dreams.

But then Plum brings home a Tara statue--a statue that shines with exquisite feminine beauty--and suddenly life is not simple at all, as Champa finds himself on the long road to Beijing in search of its inspiration...

The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver is a rollicking road novel brim-ful of sensuality and danger. Underlying the optimism and humour of its hero is a darker picture of racism and rough justice in modern Beijing.

- paperback: 192 pages
- product dimensions: 127 x 198 mm
- ISBN: 9780552779500