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The Vagrants

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Description for The Vagrants Paperback. The much-anticipated first novel from the Guardian First Book Award-winning Chinese writer. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 23. Weight in Grams: 254.
The much-anticipated first novel from the Guardian First Book Award-winning Chinese writer. In the provincial town of Muddy Waters in China, a young woman named Gu Shan is sentenced to death for her loss of faith in Communism. She is twenty-eight years old and has already spent ten years in prison. The citizens stage a protest after her death and, over the following six weeks, the town goes through uncertainty, hope and fear until eventually the rebellion is brutally suppressed. They are all taken on a painful journey, ... Read more

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Fourth Estate
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London, United Kingdom
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About Yiyun Li
Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing and came to the United States in 1996. Her debut collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and Guardian First Book Award. Her novel, The Vagrants, was shortlisted for Dublin IMPAC Award. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. She was selected by ... Read more

Reviews for The Vagrants
'Yiyun Li has written a book that is as important politically as it is artistically. "The Vagrants" is an enormous achievement.' Ann Patchett 'A starkly moving portrayal of China in the wake of the Cultural Revolution, this book weaves together the stories of a vivid group of characters ... Read more

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