Red Sorghum

A Novel of China

by Mo Yan

Paperback, 359 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $17 | purchase

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Title
Red Sorghum
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A Novel of China
Author
Mo Yan

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A novel of family, myth and memory set during the fratricidal barbarity of 1930s China follows the Chinese as they battle the Japanese and each other. Translated by Howard Goldblatt.

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Chinese writer Mo Yan is the winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in literature. Mo Yan is a pen name that means "don't speak" — a name he adopted because his parents, who raised him during the Cultural Revolution, warned him to hold his tongue. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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