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The Resource The Explosion chronicles, Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas

The Explosion chronicles, Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas

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The Explosion chronicles
Title
The Explosion chronicles
Statement of responsibility
Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"Man Booker International finalist Yan Lianke has been lauded for his imaginative satire and insightful cultural critique as "one of China's greatest living authors" (Guardian). His internationally bestselling new novel, The Explosion Chronicles, follows the excessive expansion of a rural community from small village to megalopolis. With the Yi River on one side and the Balou Mountains on the other, the village of Explosion was founded more than a millennium ago by refugees fleeing a seismic volcanic eruption. But in the post-Mao era the name takes on a new significance as the community grows explosively from a small village to a vast metropolis. Behind this rapid expansion are members of the community's three major families, including the four Kong brothers; Zhu Ying, the daughter of the former village chief; and Cheng Qing, who starts out as a secretary and goes on to become a powerful political and business figure. Linked together by a complex web of loyalty, betrayal, desire, and ambition, these figures are the driving force behind their hometown's transformation into an urban superpower. Brimming with absurdity, intelligence, and wit, The Explosion Chronicles considers the high stakes of passion and power, the consequences of corruption and greed, the polarizing dynamics of love and hate between families, as well as the seemingly boundless excesses of capitalist culture"--
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10533756
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DLC
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1958-
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Yan, Lianke
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1970-
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Rojas, Carlos
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True
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  • Upper class families
  • Cities and towns
  • Competition
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
The Explosion chronicles, Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas
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Publication
Note
Orginally published in Chinese as Zha lie zhi (Taibei Shi : Mai tian chu ban, 2013)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 457 pages
Isbn
9780802125828
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016023950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)939426759
Label
The Explosion chronicles, Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas
Publication
Note
Orginally published in Chinese as Zha lie zhi (Taibei Shi : Mai tian chu ban, 2013)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 457 pages
Isbn
9780802125828
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016023950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)939426759

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