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THE BOAT TO REDEMPTION

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

In a loosely paced, prize-winning political satire, possible descendants of a Chinese revolutionary martyr are linked to an orphan girl with a bourgeois attitude.Su Tong (My Life as Emperor, 2005, etc.) won the Asian Man Literary Prize for this salty tragicomedy tracing an absurdly burdened life in the era of the Cultural Revolution. Its central character is Dongliang, whose father believes ... Read full review

Review: The Boat to Redemption

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

Disgraced Secretary Ku has been banished from the Party it has been officially proved he does not have a fishshaped birthmark on his bottom and is therefore not the son of a revolutionary martyr, but the issue of a river pirate and a prostitute. Mocked by the citizens of Milltown, Secretary Ku leaves the shore for a new life among the boat people on a fleet of industrial barges. Refusing to ... Read full review

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