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To live : a novel / Yu Hua ; translated and with an afterword by Michael Berry.

Yu, Hua, 1960- (Author). Berry, Michael, 1974- (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 1400031869
  • ISBN: 9781400031863
  • ISBN: 9780307429797
  • ISBN: 0307429792
  • Physical Description: 250 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, ©2003.

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An award-winning, internationally acclaimed Chinese bestseller, originally banned in China but recently named one of the last decade's ten most influential books there," "To Live tells the epic story of one man's transformation from the spoiled son of a rich landlord to an honorable and kindhearted peasant. After squandering his family's fortune in gambling dens and brothels, the young, deeply penitent Fugui settles down to do the honest work of a farmer. Forced by the Nationalist Army to leave behind his family, he witnesses the horrors and privations of the Civil War, only to return years later to face a string of hardships brought on by the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. Left with an ox as the companion of his final years, Fugui stands as a model of flinty authenticity, buoyed by his appreciation for life in this narrative of humbling power.
Subject: China > History > Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 > Fiction.
China > Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976. > History.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Chinese fiction.
Historical fiction.
Chinese fiction > Translations into English.
Chinese fiction.