Parallel Fate of a Man and His City  

From Economic Observer Online:

Chinese writer Wang Xiaofang, 48, kicked off his latest book signing tour in June. It is the third of his Beijing Office Director series, which launched him to his role as an icon of the “officialdom literature”.

Last year, he published three novels set in the realm of government officials – namely Beijing Office Director I, II, and The Mayor’s Secretary, turning his once-doomed “official” career into inspiration for writing fiction.

In fact, the alter-ego of some main characters in Wang’s books is himself, or rather, his former identity as the secretary to the disgraced Shenyang vice-mayor Ma Xiaodong.

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