Frog

    • 89,00 kr

    • 89,00 kr

Publisher Description

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Frog by Mo Yan, read by Graeme Malcolm.

Frog is a richly complex new novel about China's one-child policy by Mo Yan, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012.

Gugu is beautiful, charismatic and of an unimpeachable political background. A respected midwife, she combines modern medical knowledge with a healer's touch to save the lives of village women and their babies.

After a disastrous love affair with a defector leaves Gugu reeling, she throws herself zealously into enforcing China's draconian new family-planning policy by any means necessary, be it forced sterilizations or late-term abortions. Tragically, her blind devotion to the Party line spares no one, not her own family, not even herself.

Once beloved, Gugu becomes the living incarnation of a reviled social policy violently at odds with deeply-rooted social values. Spanning the pre-revolutionary era and the country's modern-day consumer society, Mo Yan's taut and engrossing examination of Chinese life will be read for generations to come.

'Mo Yan deserves a place in world literature. His voice will find its way into the heart of the reader, just as Kundera and Garcia Marquez have' Amy Tan

'One of China's leading writers . . . his work rings with refreshing authenticity' Time

'His idiom has the spiralling invention of much world literature of a high order, from Vargas Llosa to Rushdie'Observer


Translated by Howard Goldblatt

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
GM
Graeme Malcolm
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
11:34
hr min
RELEASED
2016
28 July
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
579.5
MB