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Big Breasts, Wide Hips - YAN MO

Big Breasts, Wide Hips

By: YAN MO

Paperback Published: 1st October 2006
ISBN: 9780413771551
Number Of Pages: 532

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An epic vision of China in the twentieth century by the author of Red Sorghum. On the eve of invasion by marauding Japanese troops, the Shangguan family eagerly prepare for two important arrivals: the birth of a foal to their donkey, and the birth of yet another girl to the young matriarch, in that order of priority. Surrounded by a remorseless mother and seven sisters, each named in anticipation of his birth, the resulting boy-child becomes our ineffectual narrator, leading us through a generation of life in a rural Chinese community populated by strong women and weak husbands, bandits and government bureaucrats, hen-murdering mid-wives and philandering missionaries, in this epic Chinese picaresque from the acclaimed author of Red Sorghum. Resplendent with the grotesque, bristling with grim humour, and visceral in its treatment of sex, violence and death, "Big Breasts & Wide Hips" is a searing vision of China in the twentieth century.

"'Hugely satisfying' Good Book Guide * 'Hugely satisfying...The prose is often brutal but it's frequently beautiful enough to make you stop and read entire pages again' Good Book Guide * 'This is a novel with an undeniably big heart' Scotland on Sunday * 'If I were to choose a Nobel laureate, it would be Mo Yan' Kenzaburo Oe, 1994 Nobel Laureate for Literature * 'A fine Chinese writer deeply concerned with the fate of his fellow men' Times Literary Supplement"

ISBN: 9780413771551
ISBN-10: 0413771555
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 532
Published: 1st October 2006
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.4  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.45

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