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From “one of China’s most successful writers” (New Yorker), two masterful novellas exploring the driving will to survive, the sacrifices made for family, and the desire to leave behind a personal legacy

The Years, Months, Days
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By Yan Lianke
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Over the last decade, Yan Lianke has been continually heralded as one of the “best contemporary Chinese writers” (Independent) and “one of China's eminent and most controversial novelists and satirists”(Chicago Tribune). Among many honors, he has thrice been nominated for the Man Booker International Prize and he was awarded the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize for his impressive body of work. Now, his two most acclaimed novellas —masterpieces of the form—are collected here in one volume.“Timeless” and “marvelous” (Asian Review of Books), Marrow is a haunting story of a widow who goes to extremes for her physically and mentally disabled children. When she finds out that bones, especially those of kin, can cure their illnesses and prevent future generations from the same fate, she feeds them a medicinal soup made from the skeleton of her dead husband. But after running out of bones, she resorts to a measure that only a mother can take.

In the luminous, moving fable, The Years, Months, Days—a bestselling classic in China and winner of the prestigious Lu Xun Literary Prize—an elderly man stays in his small village after a terrible drought forces everyone to leave. Unable to make the grueling march through the mountains, he becomes the lone inhabitant, along with a blind dog. As he fends off the natural world from overtaking the village, every day is a victory over death.

With touches of the fantastical and deep humanity, these novellas reflect the universality of mankind’s will to live, live well, and live with purpose.

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