1st American ed.
A bestseller in China, recently short-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize, and a winner of France's Prix Courrier International, Brothers is an epic and wildly unhinged black comedy of modern Chinese society running amok.Here is China as we've never seen it, in a sweeping, Rabelaisian panorama of forty years of rough-and-rumble Chinese history that has already scandalized millions of readers in the author's homeland. Yu Hua, award-winning author of To Live , gives us a surreal tale of two brothers riding the dizzying roller coaster of life in a newly capitalist world. As comically mismatched teenagers, Baldy Li, a sex-obsessed ne'er-do-well, and Song Gang, his bookish, sensitive stepbrother, vow that they will always be brothers--a bond they will struggle to maintain over the years as they weather the ups and downs of rivalry in love and making and losing millions in the new China. Their tribulations play out across a richly populated backdrop that is every bit as vibrant: the rapidly-changing village of Liu Town, full of such lively characters as the self-important Poet Zhao, the craven dentist Yanker Yu, the virginal town beauty (turned madam) Lin Hong, and the simpering vendor Popsicle Wang.With sly and biting humor, combined with an insightful and compassionate eye for the lives of ordinary people, Yu Hua shows how the madness of the Cultural Revolution has transformed into the equally rabid madness of extreme materialism. Both tragic and absurd by turns, Brothers is a monumental spectacle and a fascinating vision of an extraordinary place and time.
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Chow, Eileen Cheng-yin.
Rojas, Carlos, 1970-
|author||Yu, Hua, 1960-|
Chow, Eileen Cheng-yin.
|available_at_lakecounty||Lake County Public Library|
|detailed_location_lakecounty||Lake County Adult Fiction|
|display_description||Step-brothers Baldy Li and Song Gang couldn't be more different. While Baldy is a girl-chasing teen, Song is quiet and studious. The two come of age in a vibrant Chinese culture struggling with constant change.|
|owning_location_lakecounty||Lake County Public Library|
|subject_facet||Brothers -- Fiction|
China -- Social life and customs -- 1912-1949 -- Fiction
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Translations into English
Yu, Hua, -- 1960- -- Translations into English
|title_full||Brothers / Yu Hua ; translated from the Chinese by Eileen Cheng-yin Chow and Carlos Rojas|
Brothers [electronic resource] / Yu Hua ; [translated from the Chinese by Eileen Chow and Carlos Rojas]
Social life and customs