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The Resource The message, Mai Jia ; translated by Olivia Milburn

The message, Mai Jia ; translated by Olivia Milburn

Label
The message
Title
The message
Statement of responsibility
Mai Jia ; translated by Olivia Milburn
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
Five code-breakers gather in the mountains of China. Which one is a double agent? A World War Two spy thriller from the most translated Chinese novelist of our time. China, 1941. It is the height of the Second World War, and Japan rules over China. In the famously beautiful city of Hangzhou, a puppet government propped up by the Japanese is waging an underground war against the Communist resistance. Late one night, under cover of darkness, three men and two women are escorted to an isolated mansion on the shores of West Lake. All five are intelligence officers, employed as codebreakers by the regime. But the secret police are certain that one of them is a communist spy. None of them is leaving until the traitor is unmasked. It should be a straightforward case of sifting truth from lies. But as each codebreaker spins a story that proves their innocence, events are framed and re-framed, and what really happened is called into question again and again. Part historical spy thriller, part playful meta-fiction, The Message is a masterclass in storytelling from a Chinese literary sensation
Cataloging source
SINLB
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1964-
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Mai, Jia
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
Literary form
fiction
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Milburn, Olivia
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  • Government, Resistance to
  • Undercover operations
  • Traitors
  • Cryptographers
  • Intelligence officers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Hangzhou (China)
Target audience
adult
Label
The message, Mai Jia ; translated by Olivia Milburn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Chinese
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
000066902547
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
427 pages
Isbn
9781789543025
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1142649581
Label
The message, Mai Jia ; translated by Olivia Milburn
Publication
Note
Translated from the Chinese
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
000066902547
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
427 pages
Isbn
9781789543025
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1142649581

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