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Three Sisters

Three Sisters Bi Feiyu
Pub date 1st October 2010
Original publisher Om Publications (China)
International publishers Turbine Forlag (Denmark), Philippe Picquier (France), PT Elex Media (Indonesia), De Geus (Netherlands), Azbooka-Atticus (Russia)
Publisher (UK) Telegram
Publisher (US) Houghton Mifflin

Winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize 2010

Yumi, the eldest, struggles to retain dignity as her ideal marriage falters. Yuxiu relies on her talent for seduction. And, Yuyang, the youngest, lays her hope in her own intelligence, securing the education that her sisters were denied. A breathtaking account of the challenges facing women in Communist China.

 The Judges of the Man Asian Literary Prize said: 'A moving exploration of Chinese family and village life during the Cultural Revolution that moves seamlessly between the epic and the intimate, the heroic and the petty, illuminating not only individual lives but an entire society, within a gripping tale of familial conflict and love.' 

 

Praise for Three Sisters

'A moving exploration of Chinese family and village life during the Cultural Revolution that moves seamlessly between the epic and the intimate, the heroic and the petty, illuminating not only individual lives but an entire society, within a gripping tale of familial conflict and love.' – The Man Asian Literary Prize Judges

'Bi Feiyu's account of three sisters struggling to survive in the aftermath of China s Cultural Revolution is a complex moral tale that also illuminates the country s rise from sleeping tiger to global power.' – The Independent

'This is a China that few Westerners know. Bi Feiyu makes it real and believable in this charming, surprising novel.' – Washington Post

'One of China s best contemporary novelists, Bi Feiyu has created an insightful portrait of China during the past half a century with a tale both epic and intimate. Three Sisters is an important novel.' – Yiyun Li, author of The Vagrants

'A thrilling family epic that depicts China s dispossessed longings and love.' – Xiaolu Guo, author of A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

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