Paperback $29.95 - Giramondo Publishing
Fiction - Published: 1/Sep/2014 - ISBN: 9781922146625
Published for the first time in English by Giramondo, Death Fugue is the bold attempt by a prominent Chinese novelist to confront the legacy of protest and suppression which haunts her generation. In a large square in the centre of Beiping, a huge tower of excrement appears one day, causing widespread civil unrest. The protest, in which poets play an important part, is put down violently. Haunted by the violence, and by his failure to support his girlfriend Yuan Mengliu gives up poetry in favour of medicine and travels every year in search of Qizi. On one of these trips, he finds himself in a perfect society but in this utopia, as he soon discovers, impulse and feeling are completely controlled, and every aspect of life regulated for the good of the nation, with terrible consequences.
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