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Flock of Brown Birds

(2016)
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In this avant garde masterpiece memory is a fluid concept The protagonist a writer is at a publisher sponsored retreat to finish his novel The beauty of the location however cannot compensate for the anxiety and hallucinations he experiences while watching a flock of brown birds pass by his window and his sense of temporal disorientation is further compounded by the appearance of a strange woman who calls him Ge Fei Fiction and reality blend into one as the story unfolds Ge Fei s prose renders in exquisite detail the fragility of time In this avant garde novella memory and time are subjective A writer named Ge Fei retreats to the beautiful solitude of the Waterside to finish his novel inspired by the Revelations of St John He perceives ominous and portentous signs in the natural landscape around him particularly in a flock of brown birds that flies periodically past his window The arrival of a mysterious woman named Qi magnifies his anxiety and sense of temporal disorientation calling into question his grasp on reality It is impossible to enter the deeper aspects of contemporary Chinese literature without also entering the world of Ge Fei Enrique Vila Matas

    

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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Flock of Brown Birds (Penguin Specials)
Author(s): Ge Fei
ISBN: 0-7343-9960-X / 978-0-7343-9960-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books China
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Flock of Brown Birds: China Penguin Special
Author(s): Ge Fei
Publisher: e-penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA