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Banned in China, this controversial and politically charged novel tells the story of the search for an entire month erased from official Chinese history.

 

Beijing, sometime in the near future: a month has gone missing from official records. No one has any memory of it, and no one could care less—except for a small circle of friends, who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that have possessed the Chinese nation. When they kidnap a high-ranking official and force him to reveal all, what they learn—not only about their leaders, but also about their own people—stuns them to the core. It is a message that will astound the world.

A kind of Brave New World reflecting the China of our times, The Fat Years is a complex novel of ideas that reveals all too chillingly the machinations of the postmodern totalitarian state, and sets in sharp relief the importance of remembering the past to protect the future.

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An entire month has gone missing from Chinese records. No one has any memory of it, and no one seems to care except for a small circle of friends who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that have possessed the nation. When they kidnap a high-ranking official and force him to reveal all, what they learn—not only about their leaders, but also about their own people—stuns them to the core.

 

The Fat Years is a complex novel of ideas that reveals all too chillingly the machinations of the postmodern totalitarian state and sets in sharp relief the importance of remembering the past in order to protect the future.

About the Author

CHAN KOONCHUNG is a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter. Born in Shanghai and raised and educated in Hong Kong, he studied at the University of Hong Kong and Boston University. He has published more than a dozen Chinese-language books and in 1976 founded the monthly magazine City in Hong Kong, of which he was the chief editor and then publisher for twenty-three years. He has been a producer on more than thirteen films. Chan Koonchung now lives in Beijing.

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casimir daraskas, January 31, 2013 (view all comments by casimir daraskas)
Having lived in China I experienced first hand what the author so expertly relates about their culture today and where it is headed. It leads through a touching love story and disidents who are trying to learn the truth about a month that goes missing several years in the future. It results in the kidnapping of a top Communist party member and exposes a fantastic plot to create a national amnesia that keeps the party in control. I recommend The Fat Years if you would like a thriller that has a chilling probability of coming true and exposes an insidious plot against the unsuspecting people of the nation that is beconing ascendent in our world today.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307742827
Author:
Chan, Koonchung
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Tse, David
Subject:
Alternative History
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.98 x 5.14 x 0.72 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , An entire month has gone missing from Chinese records. No one has any memory of it, and no one seems to care except for a small circle of friends who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that have possessed the nation. When they kidnap a high-ranking official and force him to reveal all, what they learn—not only about their leaders, but also about their own people—stuns them to the core.

 

The Fat Years is a complex novel of ideas that reveals all too chillingly the machinations of the postmodern totalitarian state and sets in sharp relief the importance of remembering the past in order to protect the future.

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