Sheng Keyi was born in Hunan province China in 1973 and now lives in Beijing. Death Fugue is her sixth and most recent novel, and the second, after Northern Girls, to be published in English translation. She has also written four collections of short stories. Highly regarded in China, her work has been translated into German, Korean, Japanese and Dutch.
To celebrate the launch of The Speculate Prize we’re offering a special deal on some of our favourite genre-defying speculative writing from the Giramondo catalogue: Nothing to See by Pip Adam, Melodrome by Marcelo Cohen and Death Fugue by Sheng Keyi. The women at the centre of Pip Adam’s uncanny new novel seem on the […]
364 pages Paperback with flaps, 23.4 x 15.3 cm Published September 2014 ISBN 9781922146625
Unpublished in China, published for the first time in English by Giramondo, Death Fugue is a bold work of speculative fiction, scathing in its irony, elaborate in its use of allegory, and acute in its understanding of the power of writing. The imagination that drives it is exuberant and unconstrained.