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9781400063130 - The Vagrants: A Novel by Yiyun Li

ISBN 10: 1400063132

Hardback; New York: Random House Publishing Group, 2009-02-03;

Brilliant and illuminating, this astonishing debut novel by the award-winning writer Yiyun Li is set in China in the late 1970s, when Beijing was rocked by the Democratic Wall Movement, an anti-Communist groundswell designed to move China beyond the dark shadow of the Cultural Revolution toward a more enlightened and open society. In this powerful and beautiful story, we follow a group of people in a small town during this dramatic and harrowing time, the era that was a forebear of the Tiananmen Square uprising.Morning dawns on the provincial city of Muddy River. A young woman, Gu Shan, a bold spirit and a follower of Chairman Mao, has renounced her faith in Communism. Now a political prisoner, she is to be executed for her dissent. Her distraught mother, determined to follow the custom of burning her only child's clothing to ease her journey into the next world, is about to make another bold decision. Shan's father, Teacher Gu, who has already, in his heart and mind, buried his rebellious daughter, begins to retreat into memories. Neither of them imagines that their daughter's death will have profound and far-reaching effects, in Muddy River and beyond.In luminous prose, Yiyun Li weaves together the lives of these and other unforgettable characters, including a serious seven-year-old boy, Tong; a crippled girl named Nini; the sinister idler Bashi; and Kai, a beautiful radio news announcer who is married to a man from a powerful family. Life in a world of oppression and pain is portrayed through stories of resilience, sacrifice, perversion, courage, and belief. We read of delicate moments and acts of violence by mothers, sons, husbands, neighbors, wives, lovers, and more, as Gu Shan's execution spurs a brutal government reaction.Writing with profound emotion, and in the superb tradition of fiction by such writers as Orhan Pamuk and J. M. Coetzee, Yiyun Li gives us a stunning novel that is at once a picture of life in a special part of the world during a historic period, a universal portrait of human frailty and courage, and a mesmerizing work of art.From the Hardcover edition.


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Random House. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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Random House Publishing Group, 2009. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Random House Publishing Group, 2009. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Random House Publishing Group, 2009. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Random House Publishing Group, 2009. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Random House Publishing Group, 2009. Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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[ Edition: Reprint ]. Good Condition. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] Publisher: Random House Pub Date: 2/3/2009 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 352

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New York: Random House, 2009. Dj has very light edgewear. Light wear. Book lightly cocked. Bottom page edges have been lightly bumped leaving a couple tiny tears in the margin of a couple pages. . Later Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Random House, February 2009. Hardcover . 6.5 Bulk HB Low.

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THE VAGRANTS.

Li, Yiyun.

New York:: Random House,, (2009,). Near fine in a very good dustjacket.. 2nd printing. The author's very highly praised first novel, set in China in the late 1970s when Beijing was rocked by the Democratic Wall Movement. Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2009. Li is the recipient of the Hemingway Foundation PEN award and was selected by Granta as one of the best young American novelists under thirty-five and in 2010, she was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40.. 337 pp.

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Very Good. Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 062119

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The Vagrants

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  • Edition: First Edition, second printing, 2009
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Flat signed on the title page. First Edition, SECOND printing, 2009 (full number line beg with 2). Book and dustjacket are in fine condition, now in Brodart mylar cover.

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New York: Random House, 2009. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. American First. First edition, first printing as evidenced by a complete number line from 1 to 10; minor edge wear to dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectable condition..

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New York: Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2009. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 9781400063130 . Signed by Li on the title page. A bump to the bottom corner. A portrait of a woman's execution by an oppressive Chinese regime, and how her death affects an entire provincial town. The Beijing native's first novel. ; 337 pages; Signed by Author .

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