At the end of the twentieth-century an old woman sits among the birch trees and thinks back over her life, her loves, and the joys and tragedies that have befallen her family and her people. She is a member of the Evenki tribe who wander the remote forests of north-eastern China with their herds of reindeer, living in close sympathy with nature at its most beautiful and cruel.
An idyllic childhood playing by the river ends with her father's death and the growing realisation that her mother's and uncle's relationship is not as simple as she thought. Then, in the 1930s, the intimate, secluded world of the tribe is shattered when the Japanese army invades China. The Evenki cannot avoid being pulled into the brutal conflict which marks the first step towards the end of their isolation.
In The Last Quarter of the Moon, prize-winning novelist Chi Zijian, creates a dazzling epic about an extraordinary woman bearing witness not just to the stories of her fellow tribespeople, full of wonder and pain, but also to the effects of the transformation of China on a hidden corner of that vast country.
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CHI ZIJIAN was born in Mohe in 1964. She started writing while at school and had her first story published in Northern Literature magazine when she was at college. She is the only writer to have won the Lu Xun Literary Award three times. Her novel, The Right Bank of the Argun, also won the Mao Dun Literary Award. Her work has been translated into many languages.Review:
"When you open this book you can feel the grandmother's breath and hear the hidden voices of the women of the Evenki tribe of northeast China - a moving story told by a great Chinese writer" -- Xinran, author of The Good Women of China
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Descripción Estado de conservación: good. 458 Gramm. Nº de ref. de la librería M01846554829-G