The Resource The dark road, Ma Jian ; translated from the Chinese by Flora Drew

The dark road, Ma Jian ; translated from the Chinese by Flora Drew

Label
The dark road
Title
The dark road
Statement of responsibility
Ma Jian ; translated from the Chinese by Flora Drew
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
If a panda gets pregnant, the entire nation celebrates. But if a woman gets pregnant she's treated like a criminal. What kind of country is this? Meili, a young peasant woman is married to Kongzi, a village school teacher, and a distant descendant of the great sage Confucius. They have a daughter, but desperate to carry on his illustrious line, Kongzi gets Meili pregnant without waiting for official permission. When family planning officers storm into the village to arrest violators of the population control policy, mother, father and daughter are forced to make a fugitive life on the river. Meili dreams of reaching a place called Heaven, a vast stinking wilderness of toxic waste, where the men eventually turn infertile and the family planning officers don't dare to go. But as their troubled quest to give birth to a son continues, it becomes clear that Kongzi and Meili are not just raging against the state -- they are at war with one another
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
895.1/352
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
LC call number
PL2948.3.J53
LC item number
D37 2013
Literary form
fiction
The dark road, Ma Jian ; translated from the Chinese by Flora Drew
Label
The dark road, Ma Jian ; translated from the Chinese by Flora Drew
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780701187545
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL1206772
  • (OCoLC)822959229
  • (AuCNLKIN)000050830418
  • (Nz)14824333

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