Death Fugue

Death Fugue

Sheng Keyi

Sheng Keyi was once born in Hunan province in 1973 and lives in Beijing. loss of life Fugue is her 6th novel, and the second one to be released in English translation, after Northern ladies (2012). it's a courageous paintings of speculative fiction, a pass among Cloud Atlas and 1984, scathing in its irony, inventive in its use of allegory, and acute in its figuring out of the facility of writing. The mind's eye that drives it really is exuberant and unconstrained.

In a wide sq. within the centre of Beiping, the capital of Dayang, a tremendous tower of excrement looks someday, inflicting unease within the inhabitants, and eventually frequent civil unrest. The protest, during which poets play a huge half, is placed down violently. Haunted via the violence, and by way of his failure to aid his female friend Qizi, who's one of many protest leaders, Yuan Mengliu offers up poetry in favour of medication, and the antiseptic atmosphere of the working theatre. yet each year he travels looking for Qizi, and on the sort of journeys, stuck in a hurricane, he wakes to discover himself in an ideal society known as Swan Valley. during this utopia, as he quickly discovers, impulse and feeling are thoroughly managed, and each point of lifestyles regulated for the nice of the country, with negative outcomes.

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