Winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Today’s most revered, feared, and controversial Chinese novelist offers a tour de force in which the real, the absurd, the comical, and the tragic are blended into a fascinating narrative. The hero—or antihero—of Mo Yan’s new novel is Ximen Nao, a landowner known for his benevolence to his peasants. His story is a deliriously unique journey and absolutely riveting tale that reveals the author’s love of a homeland beset by ills inevitable, political, and traditional.
©2006 Mo Yan. English-language translation copyright 2008, 2012 by Howard Goldblatt (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
"A wildly visceral and creative novel.... A vast, cruel, and complex story." (The New York Times Book Review)
funny, insightful, profound
It would be better read as it was difficult to follow characters because of unfamiliarity and similarity of Chinese names.
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