Cave Man, The

Genre: Fiction

Cave Man, The

Performed by:
James Chen

The Cave Man is an extraordinary and moving portrait of a man brutalized in Mao's China, stripped of his most basic human faculties and emotions. The story begins as Ja Feng is contained within a three-foot by four-and-one-half-foot solitary confinement cell in a prison camp. He has survived this punishment for a miraculous nine months, a period of time that has forced him to question his most basic thoughts and perceptions. The Cave Man follows Ja Feng once he is released from his solitary confinement, as he is forced to integrate with fellow prisoners who view his skeletal figure and erratic screaming fits as freakish, and as he makes heartbreaking attempts to assimilate into Chinese culture, reestablish familial bonds, and seek out an ordinary human experience.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 7 hours
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Author
Xaoda Xiao
Narrator
James Chen

Biography:
James Chen’s audiobook credits include Pump Six and Other Stories, The Foreigner, and Prayer of the Dragon. He has a recurring role on the TV show L&O SVU and has been in such films as We Need to Talk about Kevin and Mr. Popper's Penguins, among others. He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his MFA from Yale Drama. He is also a member of Descendant Films.

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