Book: Rickshaw Boy - She Lao
First published in China in 1937, Rickshaw Boy is the story of Xiangzi, an honest and serious country boy who works as a rickshaw puller in Beijing. A man of simple needs whose greatest ambition is to one day own his own rickshaw, Xiangzi is nonetheless thwarted, time and again, in his attempts to improve his lot in life.
One of the most important and popular works of twentieth-century Chinese literature, Rickshaw Boy is an unflinchingly honest, darkly comic look at a life on the margins of society and a searing indictment of the philosophy of individualism.
Restaurant: Peter Chang
This place has had rave reviews from even the Washington Post, and is always hopping busy. Please be PROMPT as they will give away our reservation in a heart beat. Also, please remember to respond to the RSVP email that comes out, as I will NOT count you in my reservation count without the email response. Thanks to MANY!!! for the recommendation.