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Cries in the Drizzle

Cries in the Drizzle

YU Hua (Author)

Anchor Books, 2013
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Yu Hua’s beautiful, heartbreaking novel Cries in the Drizzle follows a young Chinese boy throughout his childhood and adolescence during the reign of Chairman Mao.

The middle son of three, Sun Guanglin is constantly neglected ignored by his parents and his younger and older brother. Sent away at age six to live with another family, he returns to his parents’ house six years later on the same night that their home burns to the ground, making him even more a black sheep. Yet Sun Guanglin’s status as an outcast, both at home and in his village, places him in a unique position to observe the changing nature of Chinese society, as social dynamics — and his very own family — are changed forever under Communist rule.

With its moving, thoughtful prose, Cries in the Drizzle is a stunning addition to the wide-ranging work of one of China’s most distinguished contemporary writers.
This novel is a well-known work of Yu Hua, one of China’s most distinguished contemporary writers, who is also famous for his other novels ' To Live' and 'Chronicle of a Blood Merchant.' This is a story of a young Chinese boy's pitiful journey from childhood to adolescence during the turbulent era of the Cultural Revolution. Sun Guanglin is constantly ignored by his parents and his siblings and is seen as a black sheep for the fire that destroys his parents' house. From a very young age, he has experienced much more loneliness, separation, cruelty, and the cold reality than anyone else at his age. He humbly yearns for love, attention, and sympathy, but what his life offers him is nothing but anxiety and absurdity in a society of darkness and decadence.
ISBN: 9780307279996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Sizes: 130x201mm
Publication: 6/2013
Weight: 269g

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