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The Boat to Redemption

(2010)
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Disgraced Secretary Ku has been banished from the Party - it has been officially proved he does not have a fish-shaped birthmark on his bottom and is therefore not the son of a revolutionary martyr, but the issue of a river pirate and a prostitute. Mocked by the citizens of Milltown, Secretary Ku leaves the shore for a new life among the boat people on a fleet of industrial barges. Refusing to renounce his high status, he maintains a distance - with Dongliang, his teenage son - from the gossipy lowlifes who surround him. One day a feral little girl, Huixian, arrives looking for her mother, who has jumped to her death in the river. The boat people, and especially Dongliang, take her to their hearts. But Huixian sows conflict wherever she goes, and soon Dongliang is in the grip of an obsession for her. He takes on Life, Fate and the Party in the only way he knows.


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October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Boat to Redemption: A Novel
Author(s): Su Tong
ISBN: 1-59020-672-X / 978-1-59020-672-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Boat to Redemption
Author(s): Tong Su
ISBN: 0-385-61344-X / 978-0-385-61344-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Books
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February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boat to Redemption
Author(s): Su Tong
ISBN: 1-78416-203-5 / 978-1-78416-203-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boat to Redemption: A Novel
Author(s): Su Tong
ISBN: 1-4683-0824-6 / 978-1-4683-0824-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook Books
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boat to Redemption
Author(s): Su Tong
ISBN: 0-552-77454-5 / 978-0-552-77454-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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October 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Boat to Redemption: A Novel
Author(s): Su Tong
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Boat to Redemption
Author(s): Su Tong
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK