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The vagrants : a novel, Yiyun Li

Label
The vagrants : a novel
Title
The vagrants
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Yiyun Li
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the provincial town of Muddy Waters in China, a young woman named Gu Shan is sentenced to death for her loss of faith in Communism. She is twenty-eight years old and has already spent ten years in prison. The citizens stage a protest after her death and, over the following six weeks, the town goes through uncertainty, hope, and fear until eventually the rebellion is brutally suppressed. Sumei, a mother of a young child, is sentenced to death as an anti-Communist activist. They are all taken on a painful journey; from one young woman's death to another. We follow the pain of Gu Shan's parents, the hope and fear of the leaders of the protest and their families. Even those who seem unconnected to the tragedy -- an eleven-year-old boy seeking fame and glory, a nineteen-year-old village idiot in love with a young and deformed girl, and old couple making a living by scavenging the town's garbage cans -- are caught up in remorseless turn of events
Summary
In 1979 Muddy River, a provincial Chinese city, the Gu family struggles to deal with the imminent loss of their daughter, Gu Shan, about to be executed as a counterrevolutionary, while their neighbors deal with the realities of life in China
Storyline
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2010.
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294867
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1972-
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Li, Yiyun
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • City and town life
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • Capital punishment
  • Communism
Target audience
adult
Label
The vagrants : a novel, Yiyun Li
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover in 2009
Control code
ocn326529108
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2010 Random House trade pbk. ed.
Extent
349 p.
Isbn
9780812973341
System control number
(OCoLC)326529108
Label
The vagrants : a novel, Yiyun Li
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover in 2009
Control code
ocn326529108
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2010 Random House trade pbk. ed.
Extent
349 p.
Isbn
9780812973341
System control number
(OCoLC)326529108

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