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The Resource Waste tide, Chen Qiufan ; translated by Ken Liu

Waste tide, Chen Qiufan ; translated by Ken Liu

Label
Waste tide
Title
Waste tide
Statement of responsibility
Chen Qiufan ; translated by Ken Liu
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
Mimi is drowning in the world's trash. She's a 'waste girl', a scavenger picking through towering heaps of hazardous electronic detritus. Along with thousands of other migrant workers, she was lured to Silicon Isle, off the southern coast of China, by the promise of steady work and a better life. But Silicon Isle is where the rotten fruits of capitalism and consumer culture come to their toxic end. The land is hopelessly polluted, the workers utterly at the mercy of those in power. And now a storm is gathering, as ruthless local gangs skirmish for control, eco-terrorists conspire, investors hunger for profit, and a Chinese-American interpreter searches for his roots. As these forces collide, conflict erupts - a war between rich and poor, a battle between past and future. Mimi must decide if she will remain a pawn... or change the rules of the game altogether
Member of
Summary
An exploited lowest-caste factory worker, her ruthless employer, an American corporate representative and his heritage-seeking translator intersect when a dark futuristic virus is unleashed on a major Chinese technological site, triggering a war between the classes
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10775943
Cataloging source
YDX
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1981-
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Chen, Qiufan
Dewey number
895.136
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
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Liu, Ken
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True
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  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Pollution
  • Electronic waste
  • Diseases
  • Survival
Target audience
adult
Label
Waste tide, Chen Qiufan ; translated by Ken Liu
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Huang chao
  • Originally published in Chinese in 2013 by Changjiang Literature Art Publishing House, Beijing
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
000065272530
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9781784977948
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019016796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085945270
Label
Waste tide, Chen Qiufan ; translated by Ken Liu
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Huang chao
  • Originally published in Chinese in 2013 by Changjiang Literature Art Publishing House, Beijing
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
000065272530
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9781784977948
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019016796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085945270

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