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              Books by Yan Lianke

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              The Day the Sun Died

              The Day the Sun Died (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lianke, Yan

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              One dusk in early June, in a town deep in the Balou mountains, fourteen-year-old Li Niannian notices something strange about his town. Instead of settling down for the night, the residents start appearing in the streets and fields. There are people everywhere. Li Niannian watches..., mystified. But then he realises the people are dreamwalking, carrying on with their daily business as if the sun hadn't gone down. And before too long, as more and more people succumb, in the black of night all hell breaks loose. Set over the course of one night, The Day the Sun Died sets chaos and darkness against the sunny optimism of the `Chinese dream' promoted by President Xi Jinping. We are thrown into the middle of an increasingly strange and troubling waking nightmare as Li Niannian and his father struggle to save the town, and persuade the sun to rise again.
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              ISBN 9781925603859
              Published NZ 20 Aug 2018
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Serve The People

              Serve The People (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Lianke, Yan; Translated by Lovell, Julia

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              Set in 1967, at the peak of the Mao cult, Serve the People! tells the story of the bored young wife of a military commander who seduces a young peasant soldier. The two lovers soon discover that the sacrilegious act of breaking a statue of Mao dramatically increases their desire ...for each other.
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              ISBN 9781921145964
              Published NZ 30 Jul 2007
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Marrow: A Penguin China Special

              Marrow: A Penguin China Special (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lianke, Yan; Translated by Rojas, Carlos

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              Marrow slowly unfolds as a tale of grotesque cannibalism in a small village in the Balou Mountains of China's Henan Province. In the story, a mother takes extreme measures to provide her four mentally disabled children with a normal life. She feeds them a medicinal soup made from... the bones of her dead husband when she finds out that bones 'the closer from kin the better' can cure their illness. When she runs out of her husband's bones, she resorts to a measure that only a mother can take. Translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas
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              ISBN 9780734399618
              Released NZ 14 Dec 2015
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Penguin Specials
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              Three Brothers: Memories of My Family

              Three Brothers: Memories of My Family (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lianke, Yan

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              The origin story of a childhood spent in poverty during the Cultural Revolution, from Yan Lianke, named 'China's most controversial novelist' by the New Yorker.

              ISBN 9781922268525
              Published NZ 17 Mar 2020
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              Dream of Ding Village

              Dream of Ding Village (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lianke, Yan; Translated by Carter, Cindy

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              The life and death of an entire community is told by a dead boy. His story reveals the moral vacuum at the heart of Communist-capitalist China. During a blood-contamination scandal in Henan province, villagers sell their blood, their coffins, and then arrange marriages for their ...own dead family members in the afterlife.
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              ISBN 9781921520181
              Published NZ 28 Feb 2011
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              The Years, Months, Days

              The Years, Months, Days (Paperback)

              By Lianke, Yan

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              The Years, Months, Days is a profound and moving fable about the deep love between an old man and his blind dog trying to survive in a terrible drought-there is no food, the villagers have left, but the old man has managed to nurture a corn seed that has germinated on a mountain ...top. He is devoted to this seedling. The old man weighs the rays of the sun, working out the arithmetic of starvation and survival. Finally he realises that for his plant to survive, one of them has to be fertiliser. He loses the coin toss, lies in a grave he has dug and asks the dog to bury him. Rich on so many levels, and not without its flashes of characteristic Yan Lianke humour, this cosmic tale will bring tears to readers' eyes. The Years, Months, Days is compulsory reading for many Chinese children-and adults. You will see why.
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              ISBN 9781925603125
              Published NZ 27 Nov 2017
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              The Four Books
               

              The Four Books (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Lianke, Yan; Read by Backman, George; Producer Studios, Audible; Translated by Rojas, Carlos

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              From master storyteller Yan Lianke, winner of the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize and a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize, The Four Books is a powerful, daring novel of the dog-eat-dog psychology inside a labor camp for intellectuals during Mao's Great Leap Forward. A... renowned author in China, and among its most censored, Yan's mythical, sometimes surreal tale cuts to the bone in its portrayal of the struggle between authoritarian power and man's will to prevail against the darkest odds through camaraderie, love, and faith. In the ninety-ninth district of a sprawling reeducation compound, freethinking artists and academics are detained to strengthen their loyalty to Communist ideologies. Here, the Musician and her lover, the Scholar - along with the Author and the Theologian - 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 a preadolescent supervisor, the Child, who delights in reward systems and excessive punishments. When agricultural and industrial production quotas are raised to an unattainable level, the ninety-ninth district dissolves into lawlessness. And then, as inclement weather and famine set in, they are abandoned by the regime and left alone to survive.
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              ISBN 9780655651086
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Explosion Chronicles

              The Explosion Chronicles (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lianke, Yan; Translated by Rojas, Carlos

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              ISBN 9781925240849
              Published NZ 17 Oct 2016
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              The Four Books

              The Four Books (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lianke, Yan; Translated by Rojas, Carlos

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              Yan Lianke's most powerful novel yet. Reminiscent of A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and Darkness at Noon, Yan's mythical tale portrays the grotesque persecution during the Great Leap Forward. In the ninety-ninth district of a labour camp, the Author, Musician, Scholar, Theo...logian and Technician undergo re-education, to restore their revolutionary zeal. In charge of this process is the Child, who delights in enforcing draconian rules. The Four Books tells the story of one of China's most controversial periods. It also reveals the power of camaraderie, love and faith against oppression in the darkest possible times.
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              ISBN 9781922182487
              Published NZ 25 Mar 2015
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              The Four Books

              The Four Books (Paperback)

              By Lianke, Yan

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              Divided into four narratives, echoing the four texts of Confucianism and the four Gospels of the New Testament, this book tells the story of one of China's most controversial periods. It also shows us the power of camaraderie, love and faith against oppression and the darkest pos...sible odds.
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              ISBN 9780099569497
              Released NZ 2 May 2016
              Publisher Vintage
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