Lianke, Yan Lenin's Kisses

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Lenin's Kisses

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Deep within the Balou mountains lies a small rural town populated by disabled people. Blind, deaf and disfigured, the 197 citizens of the Village of Liven have until now enjoyed a peaceful, mutually supportive life out of sight and mind of the government. But when an unseasonal snowstorm wipes out that year's crops, a county official dreams up a scheme that will raise money for the district and boost his career.

He convinces the villagers to set up a travelling freak-show, to include Blind Tonghua's Acute Listening Act and Deafman Ma's Firecrackers-on-the-Ear. With the money, he intends to buy Lenin's embalmed corpse from an ailing Russia and install it in a splendid mausoleum in the mountains to attract tourism to this sleepy district. However, as we all know, even the best intentions can go awry.

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"Yan Lianke is one of China’s most interesting writers and a master of imaginative satire" (Isabel Hilton Guardian)

" Lenin's Kisses is a grand comic novel, wild in spirit and inventive in technique. It's a rhapsody that blends the imaginary with the real, raves about the absurd and the truthful, inspires both laughter and tears... The publication of this magnificent work in English should be an occasion for celebration." ( Ha Jin, author of Waiting)

"The award-winning novelist Yan Lianke is one of China's most interesting writers and a master of imaginative satire" (Isabel Hilton Guardian)

"Yan Lianke movingly chronicles the price that Communist China's rush to get rich has exacted from its vulnerable majority" ( Spectator)

"A hugely ambitious political fable ... a great ripping yarn" (Xiaolu Guo Independent)

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'One of China's greatest living authors and fiercest satirists' (Guardian)

Winner of the 2014 Franz Kafka Prize

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