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Dark road

Meili, a young peasant woman born in the remote heart of China, is married to Kongzi, a village school teacher, and a distant descendant of Confucius. They have a daughter, ut desperate for a son to carry on his illustrious family line, Kongzi get Meili pregnant again withou waiting for official permission. When family planning officers storm the village to arrest violators of the population control policy, mother, father and daughter escape to the Yangtze River and begin a fugitive life.

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  • "Meili, a young peasant woman born in the remote heart of China, is married to Kongzi, a village school teacher, and a distant descendant of Confucius. They have a daughter, ut desperate for a son to carry on his illustrious family line, Kongzi get Meili pregnant again withou waiting for official permission. When family planning officers storm the village to arrest violators of the population control policy, mother, father and daughter escape to the Yangtze River and begin a fugitive life."@en
  • "Meili, a young peasant woman is married to Kongzi, a village school teacher, and a distant descendant of the great sage Confucius. They have a daughter, but desperate to carry on his illustrious line, Kongzi gets Meili pregnant without waiting for official permission. When family planning officers storm into the village to arrest violators of the population control policy, mother, father and daughter are forced to make a fugitive life on the river."@en
  • "-- The Dark Road Kongzi is, according to family myth, a direct lineal descendant of Confucius, and he is haunted by the imperative to carry on the family name by having a son. And so Meili becomes pregnant again without state permission, and when local family planning officials launch a new wave of crackdowns, the family makes the radical decision to leave its village and set out on a small, rickety houseboat down the Yangtze River. Theirs is a dark road, and tragedy awaits them, and horror, but also the fierce beauty born of courageous resistance to injustice and inhumanity. -- The Dark Road."@en
  • "From one of world literature's most courageous voices, a novel about the human cost of China's one-child policy Far away from the Chinese economic miracle, from the bright lights of Beijing and Shanghai, is a vast rural hinterland, where life goes on much as it has for generations, with one extraordinary difference: "normal" parents are permitted by the state to have only a single child. Written while Ma Jian traveled the rural backwaters of southwestern China, "The Dark Road" is the story of one such family, who makes the radical choice to defy the crackdown. A haunting and indelible portrait of the tragedies befalling women and families at the hands of China's one-child policy and of the human spirit's capacity to endure even the most brutal cruelty, "The Dark Road" is also a celebration of life, and of the fierce beauty born of courageous resistance to injustice."
  • ""Far away from the Chinese economic miracle...is a vast rural hinterland, where life goes on much as it has for generations, with one extraordinary difference: "normal" parents are permitted by the state to have only a single child. 'The Dark Road' is the story of one such family..."--inside front cover."

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  • "Vertalingen (vorm)"
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  • "Fiction"
  • "Romans (teksten)"
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  • "Translations"
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  • "Suspense fiction"

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  • "Dark road"@en
  • "The dark road : a novel"
  • "The dark road"
  • "The dark road"@en
  • "The dark road a novel"@en
  • "The dark road a novel"
  • "The dark road : [a novel]"
  • "DARK ROAD; TRANS. BY FLORA DREW"@en
  • "Dark Road"@en