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Border Town

(1934)
A novel by

 
 
First published in 1934, Border Town brings to life the story of Cuicui, a young country girl coming of age during a time of national turmoil. Like any teenager, Cuicui dreams of romance and finding true love. She's spellbound by the local custom of nighttime serenades, and she is deftly pursued by two eligible brothers. But Cuicui is also haunted by the imminent death of her grandfather, a poor and honorable ferryman who is her only family. As she grows up, Cuicui discovers that life is full of the unexpected and that she alone will make the choices that determine her destiny.

A moving testament to the human spirit, Border Town is a beautifully written novel, considered Shen Congwen's masterpiece for its brilliant portrayal of Chinese rural life before the Communist revolution.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Mr. Shen's Border Town has always been compared to Pearl Buck's The Good Earth. The two are a bejeweled pair, forever shining to illuminate our hearts and our souls." - Da Chen


Used availability for Shen Congwen's Border Town

Paperback Editions

September 2009 : Paperback
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Title: Border Town: A Novel
Author(s): Congwen Shen
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Border Town: A Novel
Author(s): Shen Congwen
ISBN: 0-06-143691-7 / 978-0-06-143691-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

August 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Border Town: A Novel
Author(s): Congwen Shen, Jeffrey C Kinkley
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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