Published by Transworld Publishers (part of Random House) in June 2014, “The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver” by Chan Koonchung is a novel of Tibet and modern China from the author of the controversial banned novel “The Fat Years”.
From the Random House website:
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.
Buy the book on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/1tfNXzL
See also Chan Koonchung’s “Five Stereotypes of Tibet” as published by English PEN: http://www.englishpen.org/the-five-stereotypes-of-tibet/