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  • One of China's most successful fiction writers

    New York Times
  • One of China's greatest living authors and fiercest satirists

  • Yan Lianke denounces an alarming situation...his novel is a true revelation

    Rolling Stone
  • A sorrowful but captivating novel about the price of progress in modern China... Resonates with the impact of Greek tragedy or Shakespearean drama

    Kirkus Reviews
  • The defining work of his career; not just an elegantly crafted piece of literature but a devastating critique of China’s runaway development


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