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The Hell and the World

The Hell and the World

by Wang Yongli

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Chun, a girl, 4 years old, witnessed the killings of all her family members on the evening of the Moon Festival, during the middle of the Cultural Revolution.

She survives because her parents protected her with their bodies. For the next four years, Chun and her two dogs live together in a hole, surviving on food the villagers offer up as a sacrifice of Buddha statues at a temple.

After the Cultural Revolution ends, Chun is adopted by Peng’s family. A former Red Guard, Peng was sentenced to death for several crimes, including having killed twenty-one family members.

Peng’s son, Xiaohu, leaves home with Peng’s diary. Chun follows, to bring Xiaohu home. But she is captured and sold several times by human slavers. Chun suffers through all kinds of hardship and bitterness, until at last she is rescued.

After receiving Peng’s diary, which Xiaohu has sent her, Chun at last understands the reason why Peng and his followers became so cruel and lawless.

This amazing novel plays out over the years 1966 to 1996 in the suburbs of Beijing, China.

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BN ID: 2940148203230
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Publication date: 01/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 308
File size: 804 KB

About the Author

Wang Yongli, a prominent Chinese writer and journalist, won many prizes, and he is the winner of “100 outstanding Broadcast and Television theorists of China”, the “Top Ten Best Poets of China Poem Press in 2009”. He has written 12 books, including three English novels Resuming A Secular Life, Scented Apricot Flowers, The Hell and The World. His bilingual poetry anthology The Songs of Harmonization – For The Existence Partners of Human Beings won the prize of the Best Book of China in 2013. His novel, prose and poetry books are thoroughly enjoyed by readers in the world.

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