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Green River Daydreams (Paperback)

Green River Daydreams By Liu Heng, Howard Goldblatt (Translator) Cover Image
By Liu Heng, Howard Goldblatt (Translator)
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Liu Heng is one of contemporary China's most acclaimed and masterful writers, and with Green River Daydreams he has written of the struggle between Western ideas and the old political system, all of it set against a supplely portrayed mountain and river landscape (NPR's All Things Considered). Ears, the slave of a wealthy landowning family in the early twentieth century, bears witness to its spectacular corruption and decline. The family's prodigal son, Guanghan, returns from four years of study in Europe with a French engineer friend and a dream of starting a collectively run match factory, but has little interest in the bride his family has arranged for him. Her beauty and good heart have not gone unnoticed by Ears, however -- nor has her growing closeness to the Frenchman. Meanwhile, clashes between the Qing imperialists and the resistance are quickly becoming bloody -- and Guanghan's iconoclastic ideas do not remain free of suspicion for long. B]oth a coming-of-age story and a chronicle of the clash between forbidden love and duty. -- Publishers Weekly A richly detailed realistic saga -- Kirkus Reviews A masterly blending of character and story in a compelling historical setting.... Highly recommended. -- Tom Cooper, Library Journal (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802139047
ISBN-10: 0802139043
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: May 7th, 2002
Pages: 338
Language: English