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Title: Death Fugue

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Title: Death Fugue Title Record # 1781814
Author: Sheng Keyi
Date: 2014-09-07
Variant Title of:
死亡赋格?Siwang fu ge
[Chinese] (2013) (by
盛可以?Sheng Keyi
) [may list more publications, awards, reviews, votes and covers]
Type: NOVEL
Webpages: nytimes.com
Language: English
Synopsis: Publisher: "Death Fugue is the bold attempt by a prominent Chinese novelist to confront the legacy of protest and suppression which haunts her generation. ... Death Fugue is a brave work of speculative fiction, a cross between Cloud Atlas and 1984, scathing in its irony, ingenious in its use of allegory, and acute in its understanding of the power of writing. The imagination that drives it is exuberant and unconstrained. In a large square in the centre of Beiping, the capital of Dayang, a huge tower of excrement appears one day, causing unease in the population, and ultimately widespread civil unrest. The protest, in which poets play an important part, is put down violently. Haunted by the violence, and by his failure to support his girlfriend Qizi, who is one of the protest leaders, Yuan Mengliu gives up poetry in favour of medicine, and the antiseptic environment of the operating theatre. But every year he travels in search of Qizi, and on one of these trips, caught in a storm, he wakes to find himself in a perfect society called Swan Valley. In this utopia, as he soon discovers, impulse and feeling are completely controlled, and every aspect of life regulated for the good of the nation, with terrible consequences."
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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Death Fugue 2014-09-07 Sheng Keyi Giramondo Publishing 978-1-922146-62-5 $29.95 352
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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