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China Dream
By (author): Ma Jian
9781784708696 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Literary Jul 09, 2019
$19.99 CAD
Active 5.09 x 7.78 x 0.53 in | 0.33 lb 192 pages Random House Canada UK Distribution Vintage
‘One of China’s greatest living novelists’ Guardian

Blending fact with fiction, China Dream is an unflinching satire of totalitarianism. After decades of loyal service, Ma Daode, a corrupt and lecherous party official, has been appointed director of the China Dream Bureau, charged with promoting President Xi Jinping’s China Dream of national rejuvenation. But just as he is about to present his plan for a microchip that will be implanted into the brain of every citizen to replace all painful recollections with a collective dream of national supremacy, his sanity begins to unravel. Plagued by flashbacks of the Cultural Revolution, his nightmare visions from the past threaten to destroy his dream of a glorious future.

This darkly comic fable is a dystopian vision of repression and state-enforced amnesia set not in the future, but in China today.

Excoriating…Not for nothing has Ma been called both the Orwell and Solzhenitsyn of Chinese literatureA Financial Times Book of the Year

Red Guards meet Kurt Vonnegot, sort of: powerful!’
Margaret Atwood, via Twitter

Ma Jian was born in Qingdao, China. He is the author of seven novels, a travel memoir, three story collections and two essay collections. He has been translated into twenty-six languages. Since the publication of his first book in 1987, all his work has been banned in China. He now lives in exile in London

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