Annotations for Cries in the Drizzle


Baker & Taylor
The middle of three sons, Sun Guanglin feels out of place in his family's home, especially when his father sends him away to live with strangers at the age of six, but upon his return at the age of twelve, the family house burns to the ground, setting in motion a fateful series of events that changes his life and that of his family forever. Original. 17,500 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
The middle of three sons, Sun Guanglin feels out of place in his family's home, especially when his father sends him away to live with strangers at the age of six, but upon his return at the age of twelve, the family house burns to the ground, setting in motion a fateful series of events.

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Blackwell North Amer
Yu Hua's novel Cries in the Drizzle follows a young Chinese boy throughout his childhood and adolescence during the reign of Mao.
The middle son of three, Sun Guanglin is constantly ignored by his parents and his younger and older brothers. Sent away at age six to live with another family, he returns to his parent's house six years later on the same night that their home burns to the ground, making him even more a black sheep. Yet Sun Guanglin's status as an outcast, both at home and in his village, places him in a unique position to observe the changing nature of Chinese society, as social dynamics - and his very own family - are changed forever under Communist rule.

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Random House, Inc.
Yu Hua's beautiful, heartbreaking novel Cries in the Drizzle follows a young Chinese boy throughout his childhood and adolescence during the reign of Chairman Mao.

The middle son of three, Sun Guanglin is constantly neglected ignored by his parents and his younger and older brother. Sent away at age six to live with another family, he returns to his parents' house six years later on the same night that their home burns to the ground, making him even more a black sheep. Yet Sun Guanglin's status as an outcast, both at home and in his village, places him in a unique position to observe the changing nature of Chinese society, as social dynamics -- and his very own family -- are changed forever under Communist rule.

With its moving, thoughtful prose, Cries in the Drizzle is a stunning addition to the wide-ranging work of one of China's most distinguished contemporary writers.

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