Edition: First US printing.
New York: Viking, (2014.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel by one of China's most innovative writers. "Mo Yan -- a pseudonymic phrase meaning "Don't speak." Over the last 20 years, Mo Yan has been writing brutally vibrant stories about rural life in China that flout official Party ideology and celebrate individualism over conformity. He also flouts literary conformity, spiking his earthy realism with fantasy, hallucination and metafiction.. . Before the Cultural Revolution, Aunt Gugu was a respected and beloved midwife in a small village. . . but after a disastrous love affair she throws herself into enforcing China's draconian family planning policy by any means necessary and becomes the embodiment of a reviled social policy. Translated by Howard Goldblatt. In 2012 Mo Yan was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. 387 pp. ISBN: 9780525427988.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)