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All the rivers run south

ISBN: 9781923099005
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Puncher and Wattmann (ADS)
Origin: AU
Release Date: November, 2023

Book Details

his is supposedly the fictional biography of a street storyteller by the name of Ah Sin active during the gold-digging days of the 1850s and 1860s in Victoria, Australia, told by Zhang Baohui, a mainland Chinese student working on a PhD thesis in creative writing, at Laurendal University, under the supervision of Professor Stacey Ahsin. As Baohui delves deeper into Australia’s past, he weaves the story of Ah Sin with his own by turning the academically required exegesis into a hodgepodge of his thought bursts, diary entries, carefully reported memory lapses, mini-historical stories, fragmentary pieces of poetry, philosophical musings on history and fiction, and his own story of illness, sexual ambiguities, and love or impossibility of love.