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The Resource Someone to talk to : a novel, Liu Zhenyun ; translated by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin

Someone to talk to : a novel, Liu Zhenyun ; translated by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin

Label
Someone to talk to : a novel
Title
Someone to talk to
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Liu Zhenyun ; translated by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
Tofu peddler Yang Baishun is a man of few words and few friends. Unable to find meaningful companionship, he settles for a marriage of convenience. When his wife leaves him for another man he is left to care for his five-year-old stepdaughter Qiaoling, who is subsequently kidnapped, never to be seen by Yang again. Seventy years later we find Niu Aiguo, who, like Yang, struggles to connect with other people. As Niu begins learning about his recently deceased mother's murky past it becomes clear that Qiaoling is the mysterious bond that links Yang and Niu. Originally published in China in 2009 and appearing in English for the first time, Liu Zhenyun's award-winning Someone to Talk To highlights the contours of everyday life in pre- and post-Mao China, where regular people struggle to make a living and establish homes and families. Meditating on connection and loneliness, community and family, Someone to Talk To traces the unexpected and far-reaching ramifications of seemingly inconsequential actions, while reminding us all of the importance of communication
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Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
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Liu, Zhenyun
Dewey number
895.13/52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
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  • Goldblatt, Howard
  • Lin, Sylvia Li-chun
Series statement
Sinotheory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dysfunctional families
  • China
  • Manners and customs
  • China
Label
Someone to talk to : a novel, Liu Zhenyun ; translated by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leaving yanjin -- Returning to yanjin
Control code
ocn989701910
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 376 pages
Isbn
9780822370680
Lccn
2017039417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989701910
Label
Someone to talk to : a novel, Liu Zhenyun ; translated by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leaving yanjin -- Returning to yanjin
Control code
ocn989701910
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 376 pages
Isbn
9780822370680
Lccn
2017039417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989701910

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