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Strange Beasts of China



by
Yan Ge

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Melville House Publishers
Imprint
Melville House
ISBN
9781612199092
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Language: Strong Language , Violence: General , Discrimination: General , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes
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From one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Chinese literature, an uncanny and playful novel that blurs the line between human and beast …

In the fictional Chinese city of Yong’an, an amateur cryptozoologist is commissioned to uncover the stories of its fabled beasts. These creatures live alongside humans in near-inconspicuousness—save their greenish skin, serrated earlobes, and strange birthmarks.

Aided by her elusive former professor and his enigmatic assistant, our narrator sets off to document each beast, and is slowly drawn deeper into a mystery that threatens her very sense of self.

Part detective story, part metaphysical enquiry, Strange Beasts of China engages existential questions of identity, humanity, love and morality with whimsy and stylistic verve.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Violence: General , Discrimination: General , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

240

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2021

Book Genres

Fantasy, Magical Realism

Topics

Mythical animals. Zoologists. China. Science fiction. Translated works. Detective stories. Beastiaries. Cryptozoology.

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