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Title Sishu. English
The four books / Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas.
Imprint New York : Grove Press, [2015]


 Main Stacks  PL2925.L54 S5713 2015    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 338 pages ; 22 cm
Note Originally published as Sishu by Mingpao Publishing Company, Ltd. in 2010.
Subject China -- Economic conditions -- 1949-1976 -- Fiction.
Labor camps -- China -- Fiction.
Communism -- China -- Fiction.
Famines -- China -- Fiction.
Summary In the ninety-ninth district of a sprawling reeducation compound, freethinking artists and academics are detained to strengthen their loyalty to Communist ideologies. They are forced to carry out grueling physical work and are encouraged to inform on each other for dissident behavior. The prize: winning the chance at freedom. They're overseen by preadolescent supervisor, the Child, who delights in reward systems and excessive punishments. When agricultural and industrial production quotas are raised to an unattainable level, the ninety-ninth district dissolves into lawlessness. And then, as inclement weather and famine set in, they are abandoned by the regime and left alone to survive.
Other Author Rojas, Carlos, 1970- translator.