Half-read (so far). These are excellent oral histories/narratives of people displaced, marginalized, oppressed, eccentric, and/or forgotten in the New China. In some ways reminiscent of the best of Studs Terkel's stuff, as many reviewers note, but the accounts seem more shaped, are certainly given more room to breathe and bump about. I think they're most appreciated as sipping whiskey, rather than swallowed whole, and now the damn library demands it back tomorrow.
But I'll reserve again, screwing the next patron. Mwah ha ha ha ha.