By Congwen Shen, Jeffrey C. Kinkley
First released in 1934, Border Town brings to existence the tale of Cuicui, a tender state woman coming of age in the course of a time of nationwide turmoil. like every teen, Cuicui desires of romance and discovering real love. She's spellbound by means of the neighborhood customized of evening serenades, and she or he is deftly pursued by way of eligible brothers. yet Cuicui is additionally haunted by way of the upcoming demise of her grandfather, a terrible and honorable ferryman who's her in basic terms kin. As she grows up, Cuicui discovers that existence is stuffed with the unforeseen and that she by myself will make the alternatives that be sure her future.
A relocating testomony to the human spirit, Border Town is a superbly written novel, thought of Shen Congwen's masterpiece for its really good portrayal of chinese language rural existence prior to the Communist revolution.
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Border Town: A Novel by Congwen Shen, Jeffrey C. Kinkley