Binu and the Great Wall

Binu and the Great Wall

by Su Tong

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Overview

“A wonderful read—with all of a fairy tale’s leaps and turns and queer, vivid images” by the author of the international bestseller Raise the Red Lantern (The Observer).
 
In Peach village, crying was forbidden. But as a child, Binu never learned to hide her tears. Shunned by the villagers, she faced a bleak future until she met Qiliang, an orphan who offered her his hand in marriage.
 
Then, one day, Qiliang disappears. Binu learns that he has been transported hundreds of miles and forced to labor on a project of terrifying ambition and scale—the building of the Great Wall of China. Unwilling to live a life without him, Binu courageously decides to find and save her husband.
 
Inspired by her love, she sets out on an extraordinary journey toward Great Swallow Mountain with only a blind frog for company. What follows is an adventure unlike any she could have ever imagined, in this “gripping, insightful . . . tragic tale of female strength and ultimately, love” (Time Out).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802197726
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/06/2008
Series: Myths
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 228,559
File size: 281 KB

About the Author

Su Tong was born in Suzhou, China in 1963 and currently lives in Beijing. He is the author of the novel Rice and the three-novella collection Raise the Red Lantern, the title story of which was made into an Oscar-nominated film by Zhang Yimou.

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