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The Explosion Chronicles

by Yan Lianke
£9.99   paperback  Vintage Publishing (Vintage) (2018)

The Explosion Chronicles by Yan Lianke LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL 2017
 
With the Yi River on one side and the Balou Mountains on the other, the village of Explosion was founded a thousand years ago by refugees fleeing a volcanic eruption. But in the post-Mao era, the name takes on a new significance as the rural community grows explosively from a small village to a town to a city to a vast megalopolis.
 
Behind this rapid expansion are three rival clans linked together by a web of ambition, madness and greed. Together they transform their hometown into a Babylon of modern times -- an unrivalled urban superpower built on lies, sex and thievery.

ISBN 13: 9781784701925 | ISBN 10: 1784701920

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