Green River Daydreams
by Liu Heng and Howard Goldblatt


Overview - Liu Heng is one of contemporary China's most acclaimed and masterful writers, and with Green River Daydreams he has written "a story of love and adultery, smut and poetry, revolt and retrenchment, comedy and horror, of the struggle between Western ideas and the old political system, all of it set against a supplely portrayed mountain and river landscape" (NPR's All Things Considered). Ears, the slave of a wealthy landowning family in the early twentieth century, bears witness to its spectacular corruption and decline. The family's prodigal son, Guanghan, returns from four years of study in Europe with a French engineer friend and a dream of starting a collectively run match factory, but has little interest in the bride his family has arranged for him. Her beauty and good heart have not gone unnoticed by Ears, however -- nor has her growing closeness to the Frenchman. Meanwhile, clashes between the Qing imperialists and the resistance are quickly becoming bloody -- and Guanghan's iconoclastic ideas do not remain free of suspicion for long.

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Overview
Liu Heng is one of contemporary China's most acclaimed and masterful writers, and with Green River Daydreams he has written "a story of love and adultery, smut and poetry, revolt and retrenchment, comedy and horror, of the struggle between Western ideas and the old political system, all of it set against a supplely portrayed mountain and river landscape" (NPR's All Things Considered). Ears, the slave of a wealthy landowning family in the early twentieth century, bears witness to its spectacular corruption and decline. The family's prodigal son, Guanghan, returns from four years of study in Europe with a French engineer friend and a dream of starting a collectively run match factory, but has little interest in the bride his family has arranged for him. Her beauty and good heart have not gone unnoticed by Ears, however -- nor has her growing closeness to the Frenchman. Meanwhile, clashes between the Qing imperialists and the resistance are quickly becoming bloody -- and Guanghan's iconoclastic ideas do not remain free of suspicion for long.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802139047
  • ISBN-10: 0802139043
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • Publish Date: May 2002
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 8.24 x 5.52 x 0.85 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.84 pounds


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