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Breana
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Mo Yan deftly illuminates the humanity, resilience and complexity of China in these beautiful yet torturous short stories.

This book was a brilliant travel companion through China; so evocatively bringing to light the desires and struggles waged across a land by its inhabitants. In the circumstances of travelling, I find it is difficult to get a feel for the everyday reality of a place, and yet the characters in each of these short stories are each such a brilliant portrayal of a different aspec
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Modern Chinese author, in the western world most known for his novel Red Sorghum (which was turned into a movie by the same title). Often described as the Chinese Franz Kafka or Joseph Heller.

Mo Yan (莫言) is a pen name and means don't speak. His real name is Guan Moye (simplified Chinese: 管谟业; traditional Chinese: 管謨業; pinyin: Guǎn Móyè).

He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 for hi
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