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The boat to redemption

Author: Tong Su; Howard Goldblatt
Publisher: London : Doubleday, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Disgraced Secretary Ku writes letters every day asking for a reprieve. He was banished from the Party when it was discovered he does not have a fish-shaped birthmark on his bottom and is therefore not the son of the revolutionary martyr Deng Siopang, but the issue of a river pirate and a prostitute. Mocked by the citizens of Milltown, Secretary Ku leaves the shore for a new life among the boat people on a fleet of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
General fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tong Su; Howard Goldblatt
ISBN: 9780385613446 038561344X 9781590206720 159020672X
OCLC Number: 440115738
Language Note: In English; translated from the Chinese.
Notes: Novel.
"First published by the People's Literature Publishing House, 2009"--Title page verso.
Description: 362 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: He an.
Responsibility: Su Tong ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt.

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Disgraced Secretary Ku has been banished from the Party - it has been officially proved he does not have a fish-shaped birthmark on his bottom and is therefore not the son of a revolutionary martyr,  Read more...

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"Su Tong writes beautiful, dangerous prose" -- Meg Wolitzer "What I admire most is Su Tong's style...His strokes are restrained but merciless. He is a true literary talent" -- Anchee Min "Powerful Read more...

 
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