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Life and death are wearing me out : a novel

Author: Yan Mo; Howard Goldblatt
Publisher: New York : Arcade, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mo Yan's new novel opens in hell on January 1, 1950, nearly two years after Mao Zedong's Land Reform Movement overturned the traditional order of rural China. For those two years, Lord Yama, king of the underworld, has submitted Ximen Nao, a landowner known for his uncommon kindness to all who worked his land, to every possible torture to make him admit the charges that led to his execution at the hands of newly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yan Mo; Howard Goldblatt
ISBN: 9781611454277 1611454271
OCLC Number: 794296626
Language Note: Translated from the Chinese.
Description: viii, 540 p. ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: Sheng si pi lao.
Responsibility: Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt.

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A novel that opens in Hell, where Lord Yama, king of the underworld, has Ximen Nao tortured endlessly in order to force a confession of guilt from him. When his efforts remain fruitless, Lord Yama  Read more...

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A wildly visceral and creative novel . . . A vast, cruel, and complex story.

 
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