Love on a Barren Mountain

王安忆, Wang Anyi

informative reflective slow-paced

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This novel is based on real events the author observed during the Cultural Revolution and her days of manual labor in the countryside. Wang takes the basic facts of this tragic tale of extra-marital love and develops them into a tale of universal power. With her rare insight and great descriptive powers, she reveals the way in which a restrictive society, the power of love can turn destructive.

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