Hardback Lenin's kisses / Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas.
Publication year: 2012
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780701188078 (hbk.) : 9780701186968 (pbk.) : 9781446484739 (ebook) :
Deep within the Balou mountains lies a small rural town populated by disabled people. Blind, deaf, and disfigured, the 197 citizens of the village of Liven have until now enjoyed a peaceful, mutually supportive life out of sight and mind of the government. But when an unseasonal snowstorm wipes out that years crops, a county official dreams up a money-making scheme that will boost his career and raise money for the district. He convinces the villagers to set up a travelling freak-show showcasing their disabilities.
Original title: Shuohuo. English
vii, 500 pages ; 24 cm