Frog (Viking)

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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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ISBN-13: 9780525427988
ISBN-10: 0525427988
Pagini: 400
Dimensiuni: 163 x 241 x 31 mm
Greutate: 0.60 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
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Mo Yan was born in 1955 in Gaomi County in Shandong province, China. He is the author of various novellas and short stories and numerous novels including Red Sorghum, The Republic of Wine, Big Breasts and Wide Hips, Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out and The Garlic Ballads. In 2012 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Howard Goldblatt is the award-winning translator of numerous works of contemporary Chinese into English.


Harrowing, haunting, poignant . . . Mo Yan proves himself a novelist of the highest calibre
One of China's leading writers . . . his work rings with refreshing authenticity
Takes solid aim at perhaps the most notorious act of social planning the Chinese Communist Party has engineered. An expansive, fascinating cultural-political history.
His idiom has the spiralling invention and mytho-maniacal quality of much world literature of a high order, from Vargas Llosa to Rushdie
There is no denying the ease and beauty of his storytelling . . . this is often difficult subject matter - but never hard to read
Like Kafka, Yan has the ability to examine his society through a variety of lenses, creating fanciful, Metamorphosis-like transformations or evoking the numbing bureaucracy and casual cruelty of modern governments. Deftly explores the human toll of national policy and historical forces
Frog has that wonderful sense of flipping between the mundane and the fantastic... Both heartbreaking and absurd... a tragicomic tale