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100 1 Yan, Lianke,|d1958-|eauthor.
240 10 Wo yu fu bei.|lEnglish
245 10 Three brothers :|bmemories of my family /|cYan Lianke ;
translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas.
250 First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
264 1 New York :|bGrove Press,|c2020.
300 xiv, 209 pages ;|c22 cm
500 Originally published in Chinese: Wo yu fubei. China :
Yunan People's Press, 2009.
520 "In this heartfelt, intimate memoir, Yan Lianke brings the
reader into his childhood home in Song County in Henan
Province, painting a vivid portrait of rural China in the
1960s and '70s and chronicling the extraordinary lives of
his father and uncles, as well as his own. Yan's parents
are so poor that they can only afford to use wheat flour
on New Year and festival days, and as a child he dreams of
fried scallion buns, and once steals from his father to
buy a sesame seed cake. Yan yearns to leave the village,
however he can, and soon novels become an escape. He
resolves to become a writer himself after reading on the
back of a novel that its author was given leave to remain
in the city of Harbin after publishing her book. In the
evenings, after finishing back-breaking shifts hauling
stones at a cement factory, sometimes sixteen hours long,
he sets to work writing. A career in the Army ultimately
allows Yan to escape village life, but he is filled with
regrets as he recalls these years of scarcity, turmoil,
and poverty. A powerful portrait of the trials of daily
life, as well as a philosophical meditation on grief,
death, home, and fate, and gleaming throughout with Yan's
quick wit and gift for imagery, Three Brothers is a
personal portrait of a politically devastating period, and
a celebration of the power of the family to hold together
even in the harshest circumstances"--|cProvided by
600 10 Yan, Lianke,|d1958-|xFamily.
600 17 Yan, Lianke,|d1958-|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00317566
650 7 Families.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01728849
651 0 Henan Sheng (China)|vBiography.
651 7 China|zHenan Sheng.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01212204
655 7 Biographies.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01919896
700 1 Rojas, Carlos,|d1970-|etranslator.