Death Fugue by Sheng Keyi "
Chinese spec fic, which has first been published in translation, in English.
'Yan Mengliu gives up on poetry in favour of medicine,' but every year finds himself in an ideal society/false utopia called Swan Valley....
I haven't read it but am curious partly because spec is so huge in China and we are starting to see lots more translations and partly because I love and trust Giramondo as a publisher and partly because I've hardly read any contemporary (or otherwise) Chinese writing.
paperback, lovely quality and a really beautiful cover.