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By Yu Hua,Michael Berry

From the writer of Brothers and China in Ten Words: this celebrated modern vintage of chinese language literature used to be additionally tailored for movie by way of Zhang Yimou. This searing novel, initially banned in China yet later named considered one of that nation’s such a lot influential books, portrays one man’s transformation from the spoiled son of a landlord to a kindhearted peasant. After squandering his family’s fortune in playing dens and brothels, the younger, deeply penitent Fugui settles right down to do the sincere paintings of a farmer. pressured by way of the Nationalist military to go away in the back of his family members, he witnesses the horrors and privations of the Civil conflict, purely to come back years later to stand a string of hardships attributable to the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. Left with an ox because the significant other of his ultimate years, Fugui stands as a version of gritty authenticity, buoyed through his appreciation for all times during this narrative of humbling power.

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