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    • Garlic Ballads

    • By: Mo Yan, Howard Goldblatt (translator)
    • Narrated by: Robert Woo
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The farmers of Paradise County have been leading a hardscrabble life unchanged for generations. The Communist government has encouraged them to plant garlic, but selling the crop is not as simple as they believed. Warehouses fill up, taxes skyrocket, and government officials maltreat even those who have traveled for days to sell their harvest. A surplus on the garlic market ensues, and the farmers must watch in horror as their crops wither and rot in the fields. Families are destroyed by the random imprisonment of young and old for supposed crimes against the state. Meanwhile, a blind minstrel incites the masses to take the law into their own hands....

    Regular price: $24.95