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The Seventh Day

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live: a major new novel that limns the joys and sorrows of life in contemporary China.

Yang Fei was born on a moving train. Lost by his mother, adopted by a young switchman, raised with simplicity and love, he is utterly unprepared for the tempestuous changes that await him and his country. As a young man, he searches for a place to belong in a nation that is ceaselessly reinventing itself, but he remains on the edges of society. At age forty-one, he meets an accidental and unceremonious death. Lacking the money for a burial plot, he must roam the afterworld aimlessly, without rest. Over the course of seven days, he encounters the souls of the people he's lost.

As Yang Fei retraces the path of his life, we meet an extraordinary cast of characters: his adoptive father, his beautiful ex-wife, his neighbors who perished in the demolition of their homes. Traveling on, he sees that the afterworld encompasses all the casualties of today's China - the organ sellers, the young suicides, the innocent convicts - as well as the hope for a better life to come. Yang Fei's passage maps the contours of this vast nation - its absurdities, its sorrows, and its soul. Vivid, urgent, and panoramic, The Seventh Day affirms Yu Hua's place as the standard-bearer of modern Chinese fiction.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Seventh Day: A Novel
Author(s): Yu Hua
ISBN: 0-8041-9786-5 / 978-0-8041-9786-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Seventh Day: A Novel (Vintage International)
Author(s): Yu Hua
ISBN: 0-8041-7205-6 / 978-0-8041-7205-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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January 2015 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Seventh Day
Author(s): Yu Hua
ISBN: 1-922182-89-3 / 978-1-922182-89-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
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Kindle Editions

January 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Seventh Day
Author(s): Yu Hua
Publisher: Text Publishing
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January 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Seventh Day: A Novel
Author(s): Yu Hua
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA