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The Resource Frog : [a novel], Mo Yan ; translated from the original Chinese edition by Howard Goldblatt

Frog : [a novel], Mo Yan ; translated from the original Chinese edition by Howard Goldblatt

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Frog : [a novel]
Title
Frog
Title remainder
[a novel]
Statement of responsibility
Mo Yan ; translated from the original Chinese edition by Howard Goldblatt
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"The author of Red Sorghum and China's most revered and controversial novelist returns with his first major publication since winning the Nobel Prize. In 2012, the Nobel committee confirmed Mo Yan's position as one of the greatest and most important writers of our time. In his much-anticipated new novel, Mo Yan chronicles the sweeping history of modern China through the lens of the nation's controversial one- child policy. Frog opens with a playwright nicknamed Tadpole who plans to write about his aunt. In her youth, Gugu-the beautiful daughter of a famous doctor and staunch Communist-is revered for her skill as a midwife. But when her lover defects, Gugu's own loyalty to the Party is questioned. She decides to prove her allegiance by strictly enforcing the one-child policy, keeping tabs on the number of children in the village, and performing abortions on women as many as eight months pregnant. In sharply personal prose, Mo Yan depicts a world of desperate families, illegal surrogates, forced abortions, and the guilt of those who must enforce the policy. At once illuminating and devastating, it shines a light into the heart of communist China. "--
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1955-
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Mo, Yan
Dewey number
895.13/52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL2886.O1684
Literary form
fiction
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1939-
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Goldblatt, Howard
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  • Defectors
  • Communism
  • Childbirth
  • China
Label
Frog : [a novel], Mo Yan ; translated from the original Chinese edition by Howard Goldblatt
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780525427988
Lccn
2014038473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • sky262623964
  • (OCoLC)936144600
  • 886614
Label
Frog : [a novel], Mo Yan ; translated from the original Chinese edition by Howard Goldblatt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780525427988
Lccn
2014038473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • sky262623964
  • (OCoLC)936144600
  • 886614

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