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The World of Extreme Happiness

The World of Extreme Happiness When Sunny is born in rural China her parents leave her in a slop bucket to die because she s a girl She survives and at leaves for the city where she works a low paying factory job and attends

  • Title: The World of Extreme Happiness
  • Author: Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig
  • ISBN: 9781474227704
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Sunny is born in rural China, her parents leave her in a slop bucket to die because she s a girl She survives, and at 14 leaves for the city, where she works a low paying factory job and attends self help classes to improve her chances at securing a coveted office position When Sunny s attempts to pull herself out of poverty lead to dire consequences for a fellow woWhen Sunny is born in rural China, her parents leave her in a slop bucket to die because she s a girl She survives, and at 14 leaves for the city, where she works a low paying factory job and attends self help classes to improve her chances at securing a coveted office position When Sunny s attempts to pull herself out of poverty lead to dire consequences for a fellow worker, she is forced to question the system she s spent her life trying to master and stand up against the powers that be.Savage, tragic and desperately funny, The World of Extreme Happiness is a stirring examination of a country in the midst of rapid change, and individuals struggling to shape their own destinies.This new edition is published to coincide with the US premiere of the play at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, which then transfers to the Manhattan Theater Club, NYC.

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    1. It was such an interesting and honest story, from the moment I opened it to the moment I closed it; I was hooked. The end was slightly disappointing, in a bittersweet sort of way, but overall a fantastic read!


    2. I liked this! It suffered a little from being required reading for one of my English papers, but I still liked and engaged with it more than I thought I would. This play is about a lot of things, but to put it simply, it's about a young girl named Sunny who is born in rural China in a time of great political turmoil and unrest. Against all odds (and in spite of her gender, perceived to be inferior by Chinese culture), Sunny moves to the big city to work in a factory, where her ambitions -- finan [...]


    3. I read this at an internship before the play was published - and I'm so happy to see it's finally available to buy. This play is amazing and genuinely has a voice unlike any other. It's horrifying and funny - and you can't get it out of your mind. It seems to capture the utter absurdity of China's economic system and bitter exploitation of its impoverished workers and how insane the promise of perfect & "extreme happiness" is when all evidence points to the contrary. I would put this play in [...]


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