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Frog / Mo Yan ; translated from the original Chinese edition by Howard Goldblatt.

By: Mo, Yan, 1955-.
Contributor(s): Goldblatt, Howard, 1939-.
Publisher: London : Hamish Hamilton an imprint of Penguin Books, 2014Description: 387 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780241146446 : (hbk.).Subject(s): Chinese fiction -- Translations into English | China -- Social life and customs -- 1949- -- Fiction | China -- Social conditions -- 1949- -- FictionSubject: Frog is a richly complex new novel about China's one-child policy by Mo Yan, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2012. A respected midwife, Gugu 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 into enforcing China's draconian new family planning policy by any means necessary. Her blind devotion to the party line spares no one, not her own family, not even herself. Spanning the pre-revolutionary era and the country's modern-day consumer society, Mo Yan's taut and engrossing examination of Chinese society will be read for generations to come.
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Frog is a richly complex new novel about China's one-child policy by Mo Yan, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2012. A respected midwife, Gugu 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 into enforcing China's draconian new family planning policy by any means necessary. Her blind devotion to the party line spares no one, not her own family, not even herself. Spanning the pre-revolutionary era and the country's modern-day consumer society, Mo Yan's taut and engrossing examination of Chinese society will be read for generations to come.

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