LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL 2017
With the Yi River on one side and the Balou Mountains on the other, the village of Explosion was founded a thousand years ago by refugees fleeing a volcanic eruption. But in the post-Mao era, the name takes on a new significance as the rural community grows explosively from a small village to a town to a city to a vast megalopolis.
Behind this rapid expansion are three rival clans linked together by a web of ambition, madness and greed. Together they transform their hometown into a Babylon of modern times -- an unrivalled urban superpower built on lies, sex and thievery.
'One of the masters of modern Chinese literature' Jung Chang
- Vintage Digital
- Published 2nd March 2017
- 480 Pages
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