The Golden River Author: Lu Min Language: Chinese 581pp, 320,000 words count Yilin Press, March 2022 All rights available. Handling territories: World exclude China. 中文信息，請下滑頁面⬇️
Contemporary version of Crime and Punishment The Golden River, Lu Min's latest magnificent realistic novel, tells the haunting stories of Mu Youheng, one of China's first generation of self made entrepreneurs, his two sons, friends, and his assistant, spanning 40 years from China's beginning of reform and opening-up in 1978, mirroring the vicissitude of Chinese people's life, the transformation of their spiritual world and their attitudes towards fortune. Mu Youheng made a fortune and became a successful entrepreneur with his first bucket of gold earned by his friend He Jixiang, who went to seek his fortune in the south of China and was killed in a car accident, leaving behind his fortune and his unborn child to Mu. But when he suffered from a stroke in the last two years of his life, Mu had to decide how to dispose his fortunes which turned into a moral dilemma for him, considering his eldest son a 40 year old single Aspergian, his second son an unfilial and idle Kun Opera addict, and his goddaughter, actually He Jixian g's child, who grew tough, greedy and complex due to her sad past experiences. Mr. Xie, a former journalist fired due to Mu's interference but later hired by Mu as his assistant, accompanied Mu for all those years to reveal the dirty and dark secrets of Mu's fortunes, finally became Mu's supportive friend. The disparate threads tie together perfectly, adding up to a deeply affecting page-turner.
金色河流 作者：魯敏 簡體中文，581頁，320千字 譯林出版社，2022年3月 可授權：繁體中文
《金色河流》為魯敏最新現實主義長篇力作，聚焦四十年來中國人的生活變遷和心靈世界。小說選取改革開放背景下民企勃勃發展以來的第一代小老闆為主人公，以穆有衡（有總）最後兩年的晚境作為回望與觀測點，他當兵時結交的兄弟何吉祥遭遇車禍，臨終前將在南方闖蕩掙下的全部身家和自己未出生的孩子託付給他，但被他用為“第一桶金”並就此發跡。 不打不相識的特稿記者謝老師長年潛伏有總身畔，意欲破解他的財富密碼，最終卻成了有總的知己與親人，在不斷推倒重來的紅皮筆記本里，有意無意中記錄下有總披沙瀝金的斑駁來路，更目睹和陪伴著他借一紙戲謔的“遺囑”，從陰差陽錯到一步步自我選擇的流沙散金。 患有阿斯伯格徵的老兒子穆滄、痴迷崑曲酸腐無為的逆子王桑、身世不幸野蠻生長的干女兒河山，均是有總扶不起又丟不下的鐵血柔腸…… 大善若水，金色奔流。白手起家、先富起來的這一代人，而今正面臨著財富流變中的諸多抉擇與觀念碰撞，穆有衡、何吉祥及其兒女們四十年的滄海桑田，細小不捨與千金散盡中交雜著民間智慧、商業精神的時代嬗變。從物質到非物質的代際相傳，從不自覺到自覺的向善之心，歲月流金中折射出中國式財富觀的艱難進步。