To Live: A Novel

To Live: A Novel

Michael Berry

An award-winning, across the world acclaimed chinese language bestseller, initially banned in China yet lately named one of many final decade’s ten such a lot influential books there, To Live tells the epic tale of 1 man’s transformation from the spoiled son of a wealthy landlord to an honorable and kindhearted peasant.

After squandering his family’s fortune in playing dens and brothels, the younger, deeply penitent Fugui settles right down to do the sincere paintings of a farmer. pressured through the Nationalist military to depart in the back of his relatives, he witnesses the horrors and privations of the Civil conflict, basically to come back years later to stand a string of hardships as a result of the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. Left with an ox because the spouse of his ultimate years, Fugui stands as a version of flinty authenticity, buoyed by way of his appreciation for all times during this narrative of humbling energy.

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