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The Resource Feathered serpent : a novel, Xu Xiaobin ; translated by John Howard-Gibbon and Joanne Wang

Feathered serpent : a novel, Xu Xiaobin ; translated by John Howard-Gibbon and Joanne Wang

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Feathered serpent : a novel
Title
Feathered serpent
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Xu Xiaobin ; translated by John Howard-Gibbon and Joanne Wang
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
  • "This epic family history spans one hundred years, from the 1890s during the later stages of the Qing Dynasty to the 1990s, traversing the experiences of five generations of women. Yu is the central character, whose life story is woven through the lives of her grandmother, mother, sisters, and niece. She loves her parents but at a tender age realizes they do not love her. After committing two unforgivable sins, she is sent away to live in the city but is soon abandoned. Yu's life becomes a quest for love; she is fragile but resilient, lonely but determined. Now, in the 1980s, Yu becomes caught up in the political storm and comes close to love but falls short. Her last chance at getting what she desires will ultimately come at a tragic cost."
  • "A political satirist in the guise of a mystical writer, Xu Xiaobin masterfully creates an atmosphere where distinctions are blurred; memories of the past and present are intertwined; realities and illusions are fused without a clear trace; and events occur in unspecified places but tinted with fairylike imaginations."--BOOK JACKET
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Summary
Traces five generations of the family of Yu, a love-seeking Chinese woman who in young adulthood pursues redemption after committing a devastating act of rebellion and in her adult years is swept up in China's Cultural Revolution
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306006
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
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Xu, Xiaobin
Dewey number
895.1352
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Howard-Gibbon, John
  • Wang, Joanne
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True
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Xu, Xiaobin
Target audience
adult
Label
Feathered serpent : a novel, Xu Xiaobin ; translated by John Howard-Gibbon and Joanne Wang
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Publication
Control code
000042944974
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Atria International hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 367 p.
Isbn
9781416583806
Label
Feathered serpent : a novel, Xu Xiaobin ; translated by John Howard-Gibbon and Joanne Wang
Link
Publication
Control code
000042944974
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Atria International hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 367 p.
Isbn
9781416583806

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