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Famed in China for his work’s sexual sensibilities — “almost my trademark” — author Feng Tang’s ‘Beijing, Beijing’ is available for the first time in English, in a translation by Michelle Deeter from AmazonCrossing. A celebrity at home among the boyfriends and girlfriends he writes about, Feng calmly tells us that his newest novel “will sell one million copies.”
There are two public spaces I can poop in without reservation: Bookstores and movie theaters. I’m not talking about indie bookstores because they usually don’t have public restrooms. Barnes & Noble, however, has amazing facilities. They’re huge with tons of stalls so you don’t feel rushed.
Middlemarch has everything to offer a giant brain bent on feeding and fattening itself. But it’s also a fucking great book, in the plebian sense that implies: hot, life-sucking women! Powerful, shadowy men! There’s even drug addiction and gambling, and lessons about fashion.