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From the writer of the overseas hit Raise the crimson Lantern comes a beautiful reimagining of the parable of the woman whose tears collapsed the good Wall—the seminal delusion in chinese language tradition. Su Tong is China’s such a lot provocative younger author. Binu and the nice Wall is spellbinding and shocking—a journey de strength from an artist known as “a author to monitor” by means of Kirkus Reviews and “a actual literary expertise” by means of Anchee Min. In Peach village, crying is forbidden. yet as a baby, Binu by no means discovered to conceal her tears. avoided by means of the villagers, she confronted a bleak destiny till she met Qiliang, an orphan who provided her his hand in marriage. Then, someday, Qiliang disappears. Binu learns that he has been transported hundreds of thousands of miles and compelled to hard work on a venture of terrifying ambition and scale—the construction of the nice Wall. Binu is decided to discover and store her husband. encouraged by way of her love, she units out on a unprecedented trip towards nice Swallow Mountain with just a blind frog for corporation. What follows is an unforgettable tale of ardour, difficulty, and magical adventure.

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