Vicissitudes of Life Wang Xiaoying

ISBN: 9781602202214

Published: October 10th 2010

Paperback

368 pages


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Vicissitudes of Life  by  Wang Xiaoying

Vicissitudes of Life by Wang Xiaoying
October 10th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 368 pages | ISBN: 9781602202214 | 10.18 Mb

This award winning novel by one of Chinas most prolific contemporary authors is a fascinating look at the modern Chinese condition.Vicissitudes of Life tells the story of Xiaoyi, a post-graduate studying in America during the early years of ChinasMoreThis award winning novel by one of Chinas most prolific contemporary authors is a fascinating look at the modern Chinese condition.Vicissitudes of Life tells the story of Xiaoyi, a post-graduate studying in America during the early years of Chinas opening up.

Xiaoyi has opportunities in America, but pining for his wife and determined to contribute to the building of the New China he decides to return home. Before he leaves a former lover reads his fortune using a traditional book of divination. She warns him that a dire fate awaits him in China. Xiaoyi ignores the warning and returns home.Back in Shanghai, he is reunited with his wife Fan Fan, a singer in a local chorus, and is offered a job at his former university.

However, it quickly becomes apparent that not everyone is happy about Xiaoyis appointment, particularly the zealous Party Secretary You Dexiang. Xiaoyi soon finds himself in a Kafkaesque bureaucratic nightmare.



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