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The four books

Author: Lianke Yan
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the ninety-ninth district of a sprawling reeducation compound, freethinking artists and academics are detained to strengthen their loyalty to Communist ideologies. They are forced to carry out grueling physical work and are encouraged to inform on each other for dissident behavior. The prize: winning the chance at freedom. They're overseen by preadolescent supervisor, the Child, who delights in reward systems and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lianke Yan
ISBN: 9780701186982 0701186984
OCLC Number: 909157545
Language Note: Translated from the Chinese.
Notes: Translated from the Chinese.
Awards: Short-listed for Man Booker International Prize 2016
Long-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2016
Description: xii, 338 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas.

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In the ninety-ninth district of a sprawling labour camp, the Author, Musician, Scholar, Theologian and Technician are undergoing Re-education, to restore their revolutionary zeal and credentials. In  Read more...

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"Arch and playful... [Yan Lianke] deploys offbeat humour, anarchic set pieces and surreal imagery to shed new light on dark episodes from modern Chinese history... A brave, brilliant novel" -- David Read more...

 
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