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The Dark Road

by Ma Jian

Hardcover, 352 pages, Penguin Press, List Price: $25.95 |


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The Chinese dissident author of Stick Out Your Tongue explores the human cost of China's one-child policy as reflected by a rural family on the run from the state, describing how a cultural imperative to have a son prompted their decision to conceive a second child before becoming subject to cruel government practices of enforced abortion and sterilization.

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