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The Resource The day the sun died : a novel, Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas

The day the sun died : a novel, Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas

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The day the sun died : a novel
Title
The day the sun died
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas
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Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"Yan Lianke has secured his place as contemporary China's most essential and daring novelist, "with his superlative gifts for storytelling and penetrating eye for truth" (New York Times Book Review). His newest novel, The Day the Sun Died--winner of the Dream of the Red Chamber Award, one of the most prestigious honors for Chinese-language novels--is a haunting story of a town caught in a waking nightmare. In a little village nestled in the Balou mountains, fourteen-year-old Li Niannian and his parents run a funeral parlor. One evening, he notices a strange occurrence. Instead of preparing for bed, more and more neighbors appear in the streets and fields, carrying on with their daily business as if the sun hadn't already set. Li Niannian watches, mystified. As hundreds of residents are found dreamwalking, they act out the desires they've suppressed during waking hours. Before long, the community devolves into chaos, and it's up to Li Niannian and his parents to save the town before sunrise. Set over the course of one increasingly bizarre night, The Day the Sun Died is a propulsive, darkly sinister tale set against the national optimism of the Chinese dream"--
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1958-
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Yan, Lianke
Dewey number
895.13/52
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no index present
Literary form
novels
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1970-
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Rojas, Carlos
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  • Villages
  • Dystopias
Label
The day the sun died : a novel, Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas
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Publication
Note
"The Day the Sun Died first published in China in 2015 as Rixi by Rye Field Publishing Company"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1028835675
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 342 pages
Isbn
9780802128539
Lccn
2018026618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0022501044
  • (OCoLC)1028835675
Label
The day the sun died : a novel, Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas
Publication
Note
"The Day the Sun Died first published in China in 2015 as Rixi by Rye Field Publishing Company"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1028835675
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 342 pages
Isbn
9780802128539
Lccn
2018026618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0022501044
  • (OCoLC)1028835675

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