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The Four Books [electronic resource]
The Four Books [electronic resource]
Lianke, Yan2020
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From master storyteller Yan Lianke, winner of the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize and a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize, The Four Books is a powerful, daring novel of the dog-eat-dog psychology inside a labour camp for intellectuals during Mao’s Great Leap Forward.In the 99th district of a sprawling labour camp, the Author, Musician, Scholar, Theologian and Technician – and hundreds just like them – are undergoing Re-education, to restore their revolutionary zeal and credentials. In charge of this process is the Child, who delights in draconian rules, monitoring behaviour and confiscating treasured books. But when bad weather arrives, followed by the ‘three bitter years’, the intellectuals are abandoned by the regime and left on their own to survive. Divided into four narratives, The Four Books tells the story of the Great Famine, one of China’s most devastating and controversial periods.
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[Place of publication not identified] : Bolinda/Audible audio, 2020
Collation:
1 online resource (1 audio file)
ISBN:
9780655657897
Language:
English
BRN:
3073800
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