Chinese-American writer H.T. Tsiang’s novel The Hanging on Union Square is now a Penguin Classic

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“Since time is money, I now present our hero, a Forgot­ten Man, a Little Man, an Average Man.”

Until the recent publication of The Hanging on Union Square, by Penguin Classics, its author, H.T. Tsiang, might easily have been confused with Mr Nut, the nowhere man, hero-failure he invented for that self-same novel first published in 1935.

“So today, a Forgotten Man, a Little Man, an Average Man, Mr Nut, Dr Nut, is doing his bit! Of his own free will, he is hanging himself on Union Square.”

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