The Resource Frog : a novel, Mo Yan ; [translated by Howard Goldblatt]

Frog : a novel, Mo Yan ; [translated by Howard Goldblatt]

Label
Frog : a novel
Title
Frog
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mo Yan ; [translated by Howard Goldblatt]
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
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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Summary
A novel chronicling the history of modern China through a controversial lens follows Gugu, a revered midwife, who, to prove her allegiance to the Communist party, strictly enforces the one-child policy, performing abortions on women as many as eight months pregnant
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392151
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mo, Yan
Dewey number
895.13/52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL2886.O1684
LC item number
W32713 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goldblatt, Howard
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Childbirth
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • FICTION / Political
Target audience
adult
Label
Frog : a novel, Mo Yan ; [translated by Howard Goldblatt]
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881093464
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780525427988
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014038473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881093464
Label
Frog : a novel, Mo Yan ; [translated 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
Control code
ocn881093464
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780525427988
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014038473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881093464

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