May 2014 Fiction & Entertainment Lead Titles

Diary of a Naked Official Ouyang Yu

Paperback | May 2014 | Transit Lounge | 9781921924705 | 240pp | 234x153mm | GEN | AUD$22.95, NZD$27.99

Anonymous, the keeper of the diary, deputy director of a publishing company in a nameless city in China, is a happily married man with a daughter until he succumbs fully to his sexual desires, forever searching for new erotic experiences and secret liaisons. Anonymous is able to hoard a fortune, by embezzlement or corruption, with which he buys permanent resident status for his wife and daughter in the West. He stays behind in China, a situation commonly referred to as a naked official in contemporary Chinese terminology, one who has nothing to fear when exposed because his family is safely installed overseas with all his money.