Excess Baggage: Karen Ma Discusses her Debut Novel

  • Books
  • The Bookworm Literary Festival
The Bookworm (书虫) , Gongti Bei Lu Tue 11 Mar 2014

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Karen Ma's debut novel, Excess Baggage, examines the lives of two Chinese sisters torn by the drama of modern Chinese history and their own ambition. One sister is raised in futuristic, wealthy Japan, the other is 'left behind' in impoverished rural China. The story, which draws on elements from Ma’s life, looks at how dislocation and identity shape the sisters’ lives—a microcosm of the upheaval seen in contemporary China—at a time when migration is reshaping the globe.
Date: Tue 11 Mar 2014
Time: 1pm-3pm
Event admission: 65RMB
Venue name: The Bookworm (书虫)
Open: 9am-midnight daily
English address: Inside Courtyard 4, Gongti Bei Lu, Chaoyang district
Chinese address: 朝阳区工体北路4号院