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An excess male : a novel, Maggie Shen King

Label
An excess male : a novel
Title
An excess male
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Maggie Shen King
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • China's one-child policy and its cultural preference for male heirs have created a society overrun by forty million unmarriageable men. By the year 2030, more than 25 percent of men in their late thirties will not have a family of their own. An Excess Male is the story of one such leftover man's quest for love and family under a State that seeks to glorify its past mistakes and impose order through authoritarian measures, reinvigorated communist ideals, and social engineering.--from back cover
  • 2030. China's one-child policy and its cultural preference for male heirs have created a society overrun by forty million unmarriageable men. Wei-guo has finally saved up the dowry required to enter matchmaking talks at the lowest rung as a third husband-- the maximum allowed by law. Only a single family shows interest, yet with May-ling and her two husbands Wei-guo feels seen, heard, and connected to like never before. As the State seeks to glorify its past mistakes and impose order through authoritarian measures, Wei-guo must find a way to save himself and this family he has come to hold dear
Summary
From debut author Maggie Shen King, An Excess Male is the chilling dystopian tale of politics, inequality, marriage, love, and rebellion, set in a near-future China
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10571487
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Maggie Shen
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dystopias
  • Marriage
  • China
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
An excess male : a novel, Maggie Shen King
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reading group discussion guide
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
000060891185
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780062662552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966941676
Label
An excess male : a novel, Maggie Shen King
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reading group discussion guide
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
000060891185
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780062662552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966941676

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