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The Four Books




The Four Books

By  
YAN Lianke (Author)

Vintage, 2016
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    About this book

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2016. 'One of China's greatest living authors and fiercest satirists'. (Guardian). In the ninety-ninth district of a sprawling labour camp, the Author, Musician, Scholar, Theologian and Technician - and hundreds just like them - are undergoing Re-education, to restore their revolutionary zeal and credentials. In charge of this process is the Child, who delights in draconian rules, monitoring behaviour and confiscating treasured books. But when bad weather arrives, followed by the 'three bitter years', the intellectuals are abandoned by the regime and left on their own to survive. Divided into four narratives, The Four Books tells the story of the Great Famine, one of China's most devastating and controversial periods. WINNER OF THE FRANZ KAFKA PRIZE 2014. NOMINATED FOR CZECH AWARD MAGNESIA LITERA 2014. HUA ZHONG WORLD CHINESE LITERATURE PRIZE 2013. FINALIST FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2013. WINNER OF THE HUA ZHONG WORLD CHINESE LITERATURE PRIZE 2013. SHORTLISTED FOR THE INDEPENDENT FOREIGN FICTION PRIZE 2012. SHORTLISTED FOR THE PRIX FEMINA ETRANGER 2012. SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE 2011. WINNER OF THE LAO SHE LITERATURE AWARD 2004. WINNER OF THE LU XUN AWARD 1997
 
    About the author

Yan Lianke was born in 1958 in Henan Province, China. He is the author of numerous novels and short-story collections, including Serve the People!, Dream of Ding Village, Lenin's Kisses and The Four Books. He has been awarded the Hua Zhong World Chinese Literature Prize, the Lao She Literary Award and the Franz Kafka Prize, whose previous winners include Vaclav Havel, John Banville and Harold Pinter. He has also been shortlisted for an array of prizes including the International Man Booker Prize, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger. He currently lives and writes in Beijing.
 
    Details
 
ISBN: 9780099569497
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Sizes: 198x129mm
Publication: 4/2016
Weight: 273g
Languages:
English


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