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Yan Lianke has been called a 'master of imaginative satire' and named 'one of China's most successful fiction writers' by the New York Times. His satirical stories with often sensitive subjects have led to the banning of some of his works, including his novellaServe the People and the novel Dream of Ding Village. Yan's surrealist writing oscillates between military themes and the Chinese countryside, which lend the often absurdly miserable living conditions of rural life an equally surreal setting.

Marrow: Penguin Specials Yan Lianke

A chilling and relentless tale of family responsibility and a mother's sacrifice, Marrow is Yan Lianke at his best.

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