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The fat years /

Banned in China, this controversial and politically charged novel tells the story of the search for an entire month erased from official Chinese history. Beijing, sometime in the near future: a month has gone missing from official records. No one has any memory of it, and no one could care less'except for a small circle of friends, who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that have possessed the Chinese nation. When they kidnap a high-ranking official and force him to reveal all, what they learn'not only about their leaders, but also about their own people'stuns them to the core. It is a message that will astound the world. A kind of Brave New World reflecting the China of our times, The Fat Years is a complex novel of ideas that reveals all too chillingly the machinations of the postmodern totalitarian state, and sets in sharp relief the importance of remembering the past to protect the future.

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  • "Beijing, sometime in the future. Economic armageddon has ravaged the West, but China has emerged richer and stronger. The Chinese own Starbucks, which now serves Dragon Lattes. But mysteriously, a month has gone missing from historical records, and no-one can remember a thing about it. Chen and a quirky circle of dissidents set out on a quest to uncover what happened. He travels across China to witness evidence of what is terribly wrong with China's new prosperity. We meet a Chinese slave, Zhang Dou, and encounter a village that is being exterminated by pollution from a local factory. Chen kidnaps a high-ranking party official to make him spill the beans. Gradually, the horrifying truth of China's false boom comes to light ... Methods of cunning, deception and terror are unveiled by the truth-seekers in this thriller-expose of the information-controlled China of today."
  • "Banned in China, this controversial and politically charged novel tells the story of the search for an entire month erased from official Chinese history. Beijing, sometime in the near future: a month has gone missing from official records. No one has any memory of it, and no one could care less'except for a small circle of friends, who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that have possessed the Chinese nation. When they kidnap a high-ranking official and force him to reveal all, what they learn'not only about their leaders, but also about their own people'stuns them to the core. It is a message that will astound the world. A kind of Brave New World reflecting the China of our times, The Fat Years is a complex novel of ideas that reveals all too chillingly the machinations of the postmodern totalitarian state, and sets in sharp relief the importance of remembering the past to protect the future."@en
  • "A novel set in near-future Beijing follows the widespread disappearance of a month from official records and human memory that is disregarded by everyone except a small circle of friends who kidnap a high-ranking official to expose the truth."@en
  • ""Truth is not an option...Beijing, sometime in the near future: a month has gone missing from official records. No one has any memory of it, and no one can care less. Except for a small circle of friends, who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that has possessed the Chinese nation. When they kidnap a high-ranking official and force him to reveal all, what they learn - not only about their leaders, but also about their own people - stuns them to the core. It is amessage the will rock the world... "--P.[4] of cover."
  • "In near-future Beijing, a month is missing from all official records, mass amnesia has wiped it from collective memory, and people are possessed with an unnatural cheerfulness. A small group of friends will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the mystery."

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  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Dystopias."
  • "Dystopias."@en
  • "Fiction in translation."
  • "Dystopias"
  • "Dystopias"@en
  • "Political fiction"@en
  • "Political fiction"
  • "Translations"
  • "Electronic books."@en
  • "Electronic books."
  • "Fiction."
  • "Vertalingen (vorm)"
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Political fiction."@en
  • "Political fiction."
  • "Science fiction."

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  • "The fat years /"@en
  • "The fat years /"
  • "The fat years a novel /"
  • "The fat years a novel /"@en
  • "The fat years."
  • "The fat years"
  • "The fat years : a novel /"@en
  • "The fat years : a novel /"
  • "The Fat Years. ; A Novel."
  • "The fat years : a novel"