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Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth
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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, Xiaolu Guo, 2008, China, NOVEL

"...Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth brings into focus the position of women in a country rapidly elevating itself to a position of profound importance in the global arena but curiously enough, lacking conspicuously in the human rights department.
It explores themes of isolation, urban boredom, the sheer tragedy of everyday life, personal freedom and the deep disconnect between an increasingly authoritative Communist regime and disillusioned citizens, in a quintessentially nonchalant manner..."

(Samadrita, review)

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Cecily | 23 comments Fragmentary, as the title implies, and very evocative of everyday life and aspiration.

I read a few years ago, and I thought I'd seen a film adaptation, but I can't find one listed anywhere.

My brief review is here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I'm submitting my review for this: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

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