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Silver City

Li Rui; Translated by Howard Goldblatt

Metropolitan Books

Li Rui's first novel, Silver City is a gripping family saga based on his father's experience as an underground Communist, and the latter's tragic death in a cadre school.

Li Rui's first novel, Silver City is a gripping family saga based on his father's experience as an underground Communist, and the latter's tragic death in a cadre school.

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Silver City
CHAPTER ONE1Not until later did it occur to anyone that October 24, 1951 (the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month in the lunar calendar), happened to fall on Frost's Descent.On that morning, Division Commander Three Ox Wang, valiant head of the Silver City Military Control Commission, displayed all the fervor and elation of a conquering hero as he raised his arm in a historic gesture, then swept it through the autumn drizzle, proclaiming in a thick Shandong accent:"Drag the counterrevolutionaries to the execution ground and carry out the sentence!"The hundred thousand citizens of
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"One of the most amazing books I've read about China-the Chinese Dr. Zhivago. The writing is exquisitely beautiful, the characters both heartbreakingly sad and joyous in their triumphs and sorrows."-Lisa See

"This is the novel as scroll painting, translated by Goldblatt with rare delicacy."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"One of the most amazing books I've read about China-the Chinese Dr. Zhivago. The writing is exquisitely beautiful, the characters both heartbreakingly sad and joyous in their triumphs and sorrows."-Lisa See

"This is the novel as scroll painting, translated by Goldblatt with rare delicacy."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Li Rui; Translated by Howard Goldblatt

  • Li Rui is a short-story writer and novelist from China. He is best known for his Houtu series of short stories, which won the China Times Literary Prize as well as the 8th National Award for best short stories. He has published five novels, several novellas and several volumes of short stories. In 2004, Li won the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award for his contributions to arts and literature.
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Silver City

Li Rui; Translated by Howard Goldblatt

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Metropolitan Books

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