Frog

By

Published: 2014-11-3

ISBN: 9780143800095

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin China

Synopsis

Before the Cultural Revolution, narrator Tadpole’s feisty Aunt Gugu is revered as an obstetrician in her home township in rural China. Renowned for her sure hands and uncanny ability to calm anxious mothers, Gugu speeds around town on her bicycle to usher thousands of babies into life.

When famine lifts and the population booms, Gugu becomes the unlikely yet passionate enforcer of China’s new family-planning policy. She is unrelenting in her mission, invoking hatred in her wake. In her dramatic fall from deity to demon, she becomes the living incarnation of a reviled social policy violently

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Price: AUD20.00


Red Sorghum

By

Published: 1994-04-01

ISBN: 9780140168549

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

Spanning three generations, this novel of family and myth is told through a series of flashbacks that depict events of staggering horror set against a landscape of gemlike beauty, as the Chinese battle both Japanese invaders and each other in the turbulent 1930s. A legend in China, where is won major literary awards and inspired an Oscar-nominated film, Red Sorghum is a book in which fable and history collide to produce fiction that is entirely new—and unforgettable

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Price: $17.00


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