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Big breasts & wide hips : a novel

Author: Yan Mo; Howard Goldblatt
Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a country where patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived multiple revolutions and an ideological earthquake, this epic novel is first and foremost about women. As the title implies, the female body serves as the book's most important image and metaphor. The protagonist, Mother, is born in 1900. Married at seventeen into the Shangguan family, she has nine children, none by her husband, who is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yan Mo; Howard Goldblatt
ISBN: 9781611453430 1611453437
OCLC Number: 746296436
Language Note: In English; translated from Chinese.
Awards: "2012 Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature"--Cover.
Description: xiv, 532 p. ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: Feng ru fei tun.
Big breasts and wide hips
Responsibility: Mo Yan ; [English-language translation by Howard Goldblatt].

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[A] sprawling energetic novel. --Donald Morrison

 
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