To Live by Yu Hua audiobook

To Live: A Novel

By Yu Hua , with Michael Berry
Read by David Shih

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665249638

  • ISBN: 9781665249621

  • ISBN: 9781665249645

Runtime: 8.85 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the author of Brothers and China in Ten Words: this celebrated contemporary classic of Chinese literature was also adapted for film by Zhang Yimou.

This searing novel, originally banned in China but later named one of that nation's most influential books, portrays one man's transformation from the spoiled son of a landlord to a kindhearted peasant. After squandering his family's fortune in gambling dens and brothels, the young, deeply penitent Fugui settles down to do the honest work of a farmer. Forced by the Nationalist Army to leave behind his family, he witnesses the horrors and privations of the Civil War, only to return years later to face a string of hardships brought on by the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. Left with an ox as the companion of his final years, Fugui stands as a model of gritty authenticity, buoyed by his appreciation for life in this narrative of humbling power.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This engaging story is one that readers won't soon forget. Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Yu Hua

Author Bio: Yu Hua

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English