'An Yu writes beautifully about loneliness, the experience of isolation, and the possibility of human connection, however fragile. Braised Pork is mesmerising'
-- Rosie Price, author of What Red Was
One autumn morning in Beijing, just after breakfast, Jia Jia's life changes for ever.
After the sudden loss of her husband, the young artist sets out on a journey from a hidden jazz and whiskey bar, via a strange and dreamlike world of water, to the high plains of Tibet. Along the way, she crosses paths with people experiencing losses of their own, including someone who may be able to offer her the love she had long thought impossible.
Cinematic and delicately beautiful, Braised Pork is an exploration of myth-making, connection, a world beyond words, and of a young woman's search deep into her past, in order to arrive at her future.
**A STYLIST BEST BOOK OF 2020**
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Length: 240 pages
Dimensions: 135 x 216 mm