The Fat Years

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Transworld Publishers Limited, Aug 1, 2012 - Business cycles - 320 pages
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Beijing, sometime in the near future: a month has gone missing from official records. No one has any memory of it, and no one can care less. Except for a small circle of friends, who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that has possessed the Chinese nation. When they kidnap a high-ranking official and force him to reveal all, what they learn - not only about their leaders, but also about their own people - stuns them to the core. It is a message that will rock the world...

Terrifying methods of cunning, deception and terror are unveiled by the truth-seekers in this thriller-expose of the Communist Party's stranglehold on China today.

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

It had an interesting premise - a whole month disappears in the lives of people in China. What happened to it - unfortunately something was lost in the translation to English. Nevertheless intriguing and of course with faint references to 1984. Read full review

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User Review  - Theresa - Goodreads

Wow. Clearly I am lacking general knowledge of modern Chinese history. It was very detailed & verbose. In the third part, I admit to skimming pages just to get to the end. Not my favorite. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Chan Koonchung was born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong.

His first novel, the dystopian THE FAT YEARS ('An all-encompassing metaphor for today's looming superpower' Observer) was highly acclaimed and published in thirteen territories.

Chan Koonchung lives in Beijing.

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