Rights offering detail :
Living Treasures
Feb. 3, 2017
Author:
Yang Huang
Category:
Fiction: Debut
Description:
Nautilus Award Winner

Gold Medal: Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Multicultural Fiction

A top 3 historical novel; Living Now Book Award Medalist; Bellwether Prize finalist

A woman can have a career and family, but which comes first?
A starving panda eats a hen in order to nurse her cub in the dead of winter—there begins the perilous adventure of Gu Bao, a girl who grows up under the Chinese government’s one-child policy. Bao falls in love with a handsome soldier during the tumultuous Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. The demonstrations transfix her fellow students and kill one of her friends. Bao finds herself pregnant and faces the end of her academic career. Her grieving parents arrange for a secret abortion and ship her off to her grandparents’ house in the remote countryside where she was raised.

“The personal and the political merge in Yang Huang’s debut novel about a college student in post-Cultural Revolution China. Gu Bao negotiates the shifting landscape of a country still struggling toward modernity, as China’s education system, family planning policies and the deaths of her fellow students in Tiananmen Square sometimes push her to desperate measures. The story moves from city life to the rural home of Bao’s grandparents, acquiring an epic feel in a compact length.”

—San Jose Mercury News

“True to life . . . focuses refreshingly on the human spirit”

—Library Journal

“Huang does an admirable job balancing Bao’s individual story against the canvas of China’s evolution using crisply drawn characters who reveal their layers as the story progresses. A knotty, engaging novel of China’s recent history.”

—Kirkus
Rights available:
Film, TV, Audio, Foreign Language
Contact:
Simone Weingarten
Harvard Square Editions
sw@harvardsquareeditions.org
Offering #:
12217
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