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The Dark Road (Copy Inscribed by author)

£24.99

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Inscribed copy - "To: Catherine, Mia Jian". Book is in very good condition with a slight turn up at the bottom front edge of the dust cover. there is also a small mark at the top left corner of the title page evidence t of where there has been a sticker.

Meili, a young peasant woman born in the remote heart of China, is married to Kongzi, a village school teacher, and a distant descendant of Confucius. They have a daughter, but desperate for a son to carry on his illustrious family line, Kongzi gets Meili pregnant again without waiting for official permission. When family planning officers storm the village to arrest violators of the population control policy, mother, father and daughter escape to the Yangtze River and begin a fugitive life. For years they drift south through the poisoned waterways and ruined landscapes of China, picking up work as they go along, scavenging for necessities and flying from police detection. As Meili's body continues to be invaded by her husband and assaulted by the state, she fights to regain control of her fate and that of her unborn child.

"This is an epic yet intimate work that desrves to be recognised and to endure as the great Tiananmen novel.... a magnificent book brim-full of humanity, insight and humour. Financial Times

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Author(s):
Ma Jian
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
0701187530
ISBN-13:
9780701187538
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Title:
The Dark Road

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Inscribed copy - "To: Catherine, Mia Jian". Book is in very good condition with a slight turn up at the bottom front edge of the dust cover. there is also a small mark at the top left corner of the title page evidence t of where there has been a sticker.

Meili, a young peasant woman born in the remote heart of China, is married to Kongzi, a village school teacher, and a distant descendant of Confucius. They have a daughter, but desperate for a son to carry on his illustrious family line, Kongzi gets Meili pregnant again without waiting for official permission. When family planning officers storm the village to arrest violators of the population control policy, mother, father and daughter escape to the Yangtze River and begin a fugitive life. For years they drift south through the poisoned waterways and ruined landscapes of China, picking up work as they go along, scavenging for necessities and flying from police detection. As Meili's body continues to be invaded by her husband and assaulted by the state, she fights to regain control of her fate and that of her unborn child.

"This is an epic yet intimate work that desrves to be recognised and to endure as the great Tiananmen novel.... a magnificent book brim-full of humanity, insight and humour. Financial Times

Author(s):
Ma Jian
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
0701187530
ISBN-13:
9780701187538
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Title:
The Dark Road

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