The unbearable dreamworld of Champa the driver by Chan Koonchung

the unbearable

SEX, LIES, AND ROCKY ROADS .

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, life becomes a whole lot more complicated. 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 shocking picture of racism and rough justice in modern Beijing.

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