Border Town: A Novel

Paperback | September 1, 2009

byCongwen Shen

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New in the Harper Perennial Modern Chinese Classics series, Border Town is a classic Chinese novel—banned by Mao’s regime—that captures the ideals of rural China through the moving story of a young woman and her grandfather. Originally published in 1934 by author Shen Congwen, this beautifully written novel tells the story of Cuicui, a...

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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 ...

Shen Congwen (1902-1988) is one of the most influential writers in China's modern history. His novelBorder Townwas banned under Mao's regime, only to become an inspiration to a new generation of Chinese writers in the late twentieth century.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.43 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061436917

ISBN - 13:9780061436918

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