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The Four Books

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2016

In the 99th district of a sprawling labour camp, the Author, Musician, Scholar, Theologian and Technician - and hundreds just like them - are undergoing Re-education, to restore their revolutionary zeal and credentials. In charge of this process is the Child, who delights in draconian rules, monitoring behaviour and confiscating treasured books.

But when bad weather arrives, followed by the 'three bitter years', the intellectuals are abandoned by the regime and left on their own to survive. Divided into four narratives, The Four Books tells the story of the Great Famine, one of China's most devastating and controversial periods.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Four Books: A Novel
Author(s): Yan Lianke
ISBN: 0-8021-2312-0 / 978-0-8021-2312-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Four Books: A Novel
Author(s): Yan Lianke
ISBN: 0-8021-2469-0 / 978-0-8021-2469-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Four Books
Author(s): Yan Lianke
ISBN: 0-09-956949-3 / 978-0-09-956949-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Four Books
Author(s): Yan Lianke
ISBN: 0-7011-8698-4 / 978-0-7011-8698-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Audio Editions

February 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Four Books
Author(s): Yan Lianke
ISBN: 0-655-65107-1 / 978-0-655-65107-9
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February 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Four Books
Author(s): Yan Lianke
ISBN: 0-655-65108-X / 978-0-655-65108-6
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December 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Four Books
Author(s): Yan Lianke
ISBN: 1-79975-977-6 / 978-1-79975-977-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Four Books
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September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Four Books
Author(s): Yan Lianke
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September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Four Books
Author(s): Yan Lianke
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September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Four Books
Author(s): Yan Lianke
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Four Books, The
Author(s): Yan Lianke
ISBN: 1-5113-6173-5 / 978-1-5113-6173-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Four Books
Author(s): Yan Lianke
ISBN: 1-5113-0860-5 / 978-1-5113-0860-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Four Books
Author(s): Yan Lianke, Carlos Rojas - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Four Books
Author(s): Yan Lianke, Carlos Rojas - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Four Books
Author(s): Yan Lianke
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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March 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Four Books: A Novel
Author(s): Yan Lianke
Publisher: Grove Press
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