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Hard like water : a novel / Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas.

Yan, Lianke, 1958- (author.). Rojas, Carlos, 1970- (translator.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library FIC YAN (Text) 39206021708654 New Materials In process -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette FIC YAN (Text) 31951004602444 2nd Floor - New Arrivals Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802158123
  • ISBN: 0802158129
  • Physical Description: 421 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"Returning to his village invigorated by success in the army, Gao Aijun sees the beautiful Xia Hongmei walking barefoot alongside the railway track in the warm afternoon sun, and is instantly smitten. Hiding their relationship from their spouses, the pair hurl themselves into the struggle to bring revolution to their backwater village. They wait to consummate their relationship until Aijun has managed to dig a literal tunnel of love between their homes, where underneath the village their revolutionary and sexual fervor reaches a boiling point. While the unsuspecting villagers sleep, they sing revolutionary songs and shout Maoist slogans to each other before making earth-moving love. But when their relationship is finally uncovered, the couple finds themselves dangerously at odds with the doctrinaire and self-disciplined ideals of party higher-ups. Will their great revolutionary energy save their skins, or will they too fall victim to the revolution?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: China > History > Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 > Fiction.
Genre: Satirical literature.

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