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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • China -- History -- Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989 -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2008.

StatementMa Jian ; translated from the Chinese by Flora Drew.
GenreFiction.
ContributionsDrew, Flora.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPL2948.3.J53 B45 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination586 p. ;
Number of Pages586
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17000602M
ISBN 100374110174
ISBN 109780374110178
LC Control Number2008925628
OCLC/WorldCa180752031

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