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From a spellbinding storyteller comes a highly original, inventive novel that transports us to another world. In the small Chinese town of Shaoyang, times are changing rapidly, and the villagers are struggling to keep up with a China that has transformed radically not only since 1949 but since 1989 and the turbulent days of the protests of Tiananmen Square. The colorful array of characters in this touching, funny and memorable novel come from various generations and all corners of the village -- like Madame Fan, who sings opera from her balcony each morning and is trying to marry off her young daughter Peach, and Da Shan, who has returned home with newfound wealth from the big city to a town he no longer recognizes. Justin Hill has written a beautiful, utterly memorable, and tender story about the clash of the old world and the new.
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Of all my books - this one holds a special place. It was the first, you see, and falling into this novel and the lives and loves of the characters was like falling in love for the first time: wild, crazy and abandoned.
EVERYTHING went into it!
Justin Hill grew up in England and spent many years in China teaching English. He is the author of one previous non-fiction work, A Bend in the Yellow River.
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