The Chilli Bean Paste Clan

The Chilli Bean Paste Clan

Author: Yan Ge

Translator: Nicky Harman

Original language: Chinese

Published by: Balestier Press, May 2018

Set in a fictional town in West China, this is the story of the Duan-Xue family, owners of the lucrative chilli bean paste factory, and their formidable matriarch. As Gran’s eightieth birthday approaches, her middle-aged children get together to make preparations. Family secrets are revealed and long-time sibling rivalries flare up with renewed vigour. As Shengqiang struggles unsuccessfully to juggle the demands of his mistress and his wife, the biggest surprises of all come from Gran herself...