Brothers

Brothers

by Yu Hua
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Brothers by Yu Hua

A bestseller in China, Brothers is an epic and wildly unhinged black comedy of modern Chinese society running amok.
 
Here is China as we've never seen it before, in a sweeping, Rabelaisian panorama of forty years of rough-and-rumble Chinese history, from the madness of the Cultural Revolution to the equally rabid madness of extreme materialism. Yu Hua, award-winning author of To Live, gives us a surreal tale of two comically mismatched stepbrothers, Baldy Li, a sex-obsessed ne'er-do-well, and the bookish, sensitive Song Gang, who vow that they will always be brothers—a bond they will struggle to maintain over the years as they weather the ups and downs of rivalry in love and making and losing millions in the new China.
 
Both tragic and absurd by turns, Brothers is a fascinating vision of an extraordinary place and time.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307377982
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 656
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Yu Hua was born in 1960 in Zhejiang, China. He finished high school during the Cultural Revolution and worked as a dentist for five years before beginning to write in 1983. He has published four novels, six collections of stories, and three essays collections. His work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean. In 2002 Yu Hua became the first Chinese writer to win the prestigious James Joyce Foundation Award. His novel To Live was awarded Italy’s Premio Grinzane Cavour in 1998, and To Live and Chronicle of a Blood Merchant were named two of the last decade’s ten most influential books in China. Yu Hua lives in Beijing.


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Brothers 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Turns head around* yeah?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to learn more details about what the culture revolution did to common Chinese people's lives - from a personal perspective rather than a political one, then you have to read this book.
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