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Serve the People!

Lianke, Yan
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing (Vintage)
Published: October 28, 2021
ISBN: 9781529113914
240 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£9.99

A brilliantly comic satire about a love affair from the visionary, world-class storyteller.

Set in 1967, at the peak of the Mao cult, this is the tale of a forbidden love affair between Liu Lian – the bored wife of a military commander – and a young soldier, Wu Dawang.

When Liu Lian establishes a rule that Wu Dawang must attend to her needs whenever the household’s wooden ‘Serve the People!’ sign is removed from its usual place, he vows to obey. What follows is both an enthralling love story and a deliciously comic satire on the political and sexual taboos of Mao’s regime.

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