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To Live

To Live - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-1400031863

Cover of To Live 03 (ISBN 978-1400031863)
ISBN13: 978-1400031863
ISBN10: 1400031869
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Anchor Press
Published: 2003
International: No

List price: $15.00

To Live - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-1400031863

Yu Hua

ISBN13: 978-1400031863
ISBN10: 1400031869
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Anchor Press

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

An award-winning, internationally acclaimed Chinese bestseller, originally banned in China but recently named one of the last decade's ten most influential books there, To Live tells the epic story of one man's transformation from the spoiled son of a rich landlord to an honorable and kindhearted peasant.

After squandering his family's fortune in gambling dens and brothels, the young, deeply penitent Fugui settles down to do the honest work of a farmer. Forced by the Nationalist Army to leave behind his family, he witnesses the horrors and privations of the Civil War, only to return years later to face a string of hardships brought on by the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. Left with an ox as the companion of his final years, Fugui stands as a model of flinty authenticity, buoyed by his appreciation for life in this narrative of humbling power.