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Someone to talk to : a novel / Liu Zhenyun ; translated by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin.

Liu, Zhenyun, (author.). Goldblatt, Howard, 1939- (translator.). Lin, Sylvia Li-chun, (translator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC LIU (Text) 37323005390664 FICTION Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780822370833
  • ISBN: 0822370832
  • Physical Description: ix, 376 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2018.

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General Note:
"Originally published in Chinese as Yi ju ding yi wan ju (Wuhan: Changjiang Literature and Art Press, 2009)."--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
Tofu peddler Yang Baishun is a man of few words and few friends. Unable to find meaningful companionship, he settles for a marriage of convenience. When his wife leaves him for another man he is left to care for his five-year-old stepdaughter Qiaoling, who is subsequently kidnapped, never to be seen by Yang again. Seventy years later we find Niu Aiguo, who, like Yang, struggles to connect with other people. As Niu begins learning about his recently deceased mother's murky past it becomes clear that Qiaoling is the mysterious bond that links Yang and Niu.
Subject: Men > China > Fiction.
China > Fiction.

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