As a finalist for a major category in the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Mo Zhi Hong is treading in the venerable footprints of Lloyd Jones, who won the overall Best Book two years ago in 2007 for Mr Pip.
And of course The Carpathians by Janet Frame also won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for overall Best Book twenty years ago in 1989.
FYI here below is a selection of English language editions of the 1989 winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book:
George Braziller USA/Canada 1988 hardback
George Braziller USA/Canada trade paperback 1988
Routledge USA paperback 1989
George Braziller USA/Canada paperback 1993
Vintage (Random House NZ) flexibind 2005
Vintage (Random Century NZ) paperback 1992
Pandora UK/Commonwealth paperback 1989