Featuring: Carly Hallman, moderated by Ami Li
Event Code: IQ26B
As China’s economy booms, so does its corporations, but none are as successful as the Bashful Goose Snack Company. Founded by Papa Hui, the company is a national treasure, as is his beloved pet goose who steadfastly remains at his side. Papa Hui's daughter, Kelly, is desperate to prove herself, and jealous of that wretched goose. She heads up the corporate responsibility department where she builds a fat camp for children. It’s a good plan – until the children begin dying in a series of gruesome accidents. Carly Hallman’s debut book, Year of the Goose, is a rollicking, comic, caustic novel, with scenarios that both parody and mirror real life. “It is hard for fiction to match the craziness, energy, contradiction, and exciting implausibility of modern China,” writes James Fallows. “Year of the Goose does that and more.” Moderated by City Weekend Beijing editor-in-chief Ami Li.
This event will be held at iQiyi, an official festival venue located next to The Bookworm.