Shanghai Nobody is book one of the fiction series, Master Shanghai. It is the story of one young Chinese man’s adventure to find love and purposes in the 21st-century Chinese metropolis.
Written in a humorous tone, author Vann Chow brought to you a satire of urban life in China. The story explores cultural phenomenon such as China’s gender imbalance, selfish generation, newly rich, migrant workers, digital loneliness and Capitalist tyranny, reflecting on the glamorous and not-so-glamorous side of the rise of a modern nation through the eyes of one nobody of Shanghai.
Shanghai Nobody was first published online Shanghai Nobody was first published online on Wattpad, a popular Canadian book reading platform that has over 100 million users worldwide. Shanghai Nobody has been featured as one of the top 20 general fiction on the platform since early 2016.
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A lonely, middle-aged American businessman on an expat assignment in Tokyo met young Japanese hostess Misa at a Pachinko parlor by chance. Knowing her personal woes, he gave her his winning from gambling in exchange for Japanese lessons. That large sum of money incriminated them to false accuse of sex trade. Meanwhile, an ex-adult film producer investigated the death of a French movie producer of cult status who happened to have filmed Misa in his last legendary work in Japan, in which she died in a freak accident during filming.
Who was the girl that lived?
The White Man and the Pachinko Girl is the book I of the Tokyo Faces trilogy by Vann Chow. Inspired by actual events of social injustice against women and underprivileged community in Japan, Tokyo Faces trilogy is a work of art that fused the storylines of lost souls living in the breathless city of Tokyo into a gripping adventure that rediscovers social issues around key social archetypes such as the loyal salaryman and middle-aged divorcee (Carson Smith), the promiscuous teenage girl (Misa Hayami) and the defeated artist (Tanaka Ryuuji), whose internal turmoil and external struggles with the world society have chosen to ignore so far.
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