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The day the sun died : a novel

Author: Lianke Yan; Carlos Rojas
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Grove Atlantic hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Yan Lianke has secured his place as contemporary China's most essential and daring novelist, "with his superlative gifts for storytelling and penetrating eye for truth" (New York Times Book Review). His newest novel, The Day the Sun Died--winner of the Dream of the Red Chamber Award, one of the most prestigious honors for Chinese-language novels--is a haunting story of a town caught in a waking nightmare. In a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Dystopias
Dystopian fiction
Fiction
Novels
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yan, Lianke, 1958-
Day the sun died.
New York : Grove Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018027301
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lianke Yan; Carlos Rojas
ISBN: 9780802128539 080212853X
OCLC Number: 1028835675
Language Note: In English, translated from the Chinese.
Notes: "The Day the Sun Died first published in China in 2015 as Rixi by Rye Field Publishing Company"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 342 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Ri xi.
Responsibility: Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas.

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"Yan Lianke has secured his place as contemporary China's most essential and daring novelist, "with his superlative gifts for storytelling and penetrating eye for truth" (New York Times Book Review). His newest novel, The Day the Sun Died--winner of the Dream of the Red Chamber Award, one of the most prestigious honors for Chinese-language novels--is a haunting story of a town caught in a waking nightmare. In a little village nestled in the Balou mountains, fourteen-year-old Li Niannian and his parents run a funeral parlor. One evening, he notices a strange occurrence. Instead of preparing for bed, more and more neighbors appear in the streets and fields, carrying on with their daily business as if the sun hadn't already set. Li Niannian watches, mystified. As hundreds of residents are found dreamwalking, they act out the desires they've suppressed during waking hours. Before long, the community devolves into chaos, and it's up to Li Niannian and his parents to save the town before sunrise. Set over the course of one increasingly bizarre night, The Day the Sun Died is a propulsive, darkly sinister tale set against the national optimism of the Chinese dream"--

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