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Seventh Day

Seventh Day

Author: Yu Hua
$37.00(NZD)  inc GST

From one of the country's most acclaimed writers, a major new novel that depicts the joys and sorrows of modern China. Yang Fei was born on a moving train, lost by his mother, adopted by a young railway worker, raised with simplicity and love - utterly unprepared for the changes that await him and his country. As a young man, he searches for a place to belong in a nation ceaselessly reinventing itself. At forty-one, he meets an unceremonious death, and lacking the money for a burial plot, must roam the afterworld aimlessly. There, over the course of seven days, he encounters the souls of people he's lost, and as he retraces the path of his life, we meet an extraordinary cast of characters: his adoptive father, beautiful ex-wife, neighbours who perished in the demolition of their homes. Vivid, urgent and panoramic, Yang Fei's passage movingly traces the contours of his vast nation - its absurdities, its sorrows and its soul. This searing novel affirms Yu Hua's place as the standard-bearer of Chinese fiction.

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* Wide review coverage in broadsheet newspapers in Australia and New Zealand * Review coverage in literary and current affairs magazines, and online * Extract to be placed online on websites such as the Guardian Australia or the Conversation * Featured in Text newsletters and website

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781922182890
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : December 2014
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 224
  • : Yu Hua