The Invisibility Cloak

The Invisibility Cloak



The Pequod Review:

Ge Fei's The Invisibility Cloak is a short comic novel with a simple plot, involving a fortysomething man trying to get by in contemporary China. But it reveals deep insights into Chinese culture — the social facades, the superficiality of consumer taste (e.g., the pompous professor who insists on the best sound system in his home but knows nothing about music), and public-sector and private-sector corruption.