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By Ran Chen,John Howard-Gibbon
From one in all China's so much celebrated modern novelists comes this riveting story of a tender woman's emotional and sexual awakening. Set within the turbulent a long time of the Cultural Revolution and the Tian'anmen sq. incident, A deepest Life exposes the complicated and fantastical internal lifetime of a tender girl becoming up in the course of a time of excessive social and political upheaval.
At the age of twenty-six, Ni Niuniu has come to just accept soreness and loss. She has suffered the loss of life of her mom and a detailed buddy and neighbor, Mrs. Ho. She has lengthy been estranged from her tyrannical father, whereas her boyfriend -- a super and good-looking poet named Yin Nan -- was once compelled to escape the rustic. She has survived a demanding affair with a former instructor, a psychological breakdown that left her in a psychological establishment for 2 years, and a stray bullet that tore during the flesh of her left leg. Now residing in entire seclusion, Niuniu shuns an international that turns out incapable of accepting her and in its place spends her days wandering in vibrant, dreamlike reveries the place her fractured memories and wild fantasies merge together with her inescapable emotions of depression and loneliness. but this eccentric younger girl -- stuck among the disappearing traditions of the previous and a modernizing Beijing, a flood of thoughts and an unknowable destiny, her selected solitude and her irrepressible longing -- discovers energy and independence via writing, which transforms her flight from the hypocrisy of city existence right into a trip of self-realization and rebirth.
First released in 1996 to frequent severe acclaim, Ran Chen's debatable debut novel is a lyrical meditation on reminiscence, sexuality, femininity, and the usually arbitrary differences among insanity and sanity, alienation and belonging, nature and society. As Chen leads the reader deep into the psyche of Ni Niuniu -- into her innermost secrets and techniques and sexual wants -- the borders keeping apart narrator and protagonist, author and topic dissolve, exposing the shared facets of human lifestyles that go beyond geographical and cultural differences.
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