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  • Published: 23 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9780670076161
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

Northern Girls: Life Goes On: China Library


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Northern Girls explores the inner lives of a generation of young, rural Chinese women who embark on life-changing journeys in the search of something better.

Qian Xiaohong is born into a sleepy village far from China's headlong rush towards development. A scandalous love affair launches the buxom but unwordly sixteen-year-old on a journey to the southern boomtown of Shenzhen. There, released from the stifling conservatism of her rural upbringing, Xiaohong must navigate a strange new world with unfamiliar rules and values, and learn to go on in the face of great adversity. Along the way, Xiaohong finds support and solace from her fellow 'northern girls', with whom life's challenges and pleasures can be shared.
Northern Girls explores the inner lives of a generation of young, rural Chinese women who embark on life-changing journeys in the search of something better.

  • Pub date: 23 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9780670076161
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Keyi Sheng

Sheng Keyi is the author of several novels and short stories. Northern Girls, the first of her full form works to be published in English, was long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize. Death Fugue is her latest novel to be translated into English. She currently resides in Beijing, China.

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