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Author Su, Tong, 1963-

Title The boat to redemption / Su Tong ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt.

Imprint New York : Overlook Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    SU,TON    Available
Description 362 p. ; 24 cm.
Note Originally published: Great Britain : Doubleday, 2010.
Summary In the peaceable, river-side village of Milltown, Secretary Ku has fallen into disgrace. It has been officially proven that he is not the son of a revolutionary martyr, but the issue of a river pirate and a prostitute. Mocked by his neighbors, Ku leaves the shore for a new life among the boat people. Refusing to renounce his high status, he--along with his teenage son--keeps his distance from the gossipy lowlifes who surround him. Then one day a feral girl, Huixian, arrives looking for her mother, and the boat people, and especially Ku's son, take her to their hearts. But Huixian sows conflict wherever she goes, and soon the boy is in the grip of an obsession.
Language Translated from the Chinese.
Subject Exiles -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
China -- Fiction.
Added Author Goldblatt, Howard, 1939-
ISBN 9781590206720 (hbk.)
159020672X (hbk.)

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