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Alan Cheuse Review: 'Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather'

Alan Cheuse reviews Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather by Gao Xingjian, translated by Mabel Lee. It's a volume of modernist short fiction, driven by nuance and verbal energy.

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Alan Cheuse died on July 31, 2015. He had been in a car accident in California earlier in the month. He was 75. Listen to NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamburg's retrospective on his life and career.