A Single Pebble

A Single Pebble

by John Hersey

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Overview

A young American engineer sent to China to inspect the unruly Yangtze River travels up through the river's gorges searching for dam sites. Pulled on a junk hauled by forty-odd trackers, he is carried, too, into the settled, ancient way of life of the people of the Yangtze — until the interplay of his life with theirs comes to a dramatic climax.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394756974
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/11/1989
Edition description: 1st Vintage Books ed
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.14(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

John Hersey was born in Tientsin, China, in 1914 and lived there until 1925, when his family returned to the United States. He studied at Yale and Cambridge, served for a time as Sinclair Lewis’s secretary, and then worked several years as a journalist. Beginning in 1947, he devoted his time mainly to writing fiction. He won the Pulitzer Prize, taught for two decades at Yale, and was president of the Authors League of America and chancellor of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Hersey died in 1993.

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