Death Fugue

Death Fugue

Sheng Keyi

Sheng Keyi was once born in Hunan province in 1973 and lives in Beijing. loss of life Fugue is her 6th novel, and the second one to be released in English translation, after Northern women (2012). it's a courageous paintings of speculative fiction, a pass among Cloud Atlas and 1984, scathing in its irony, inventive in its use of allegory, and acute in its knowing of the ability of writing. The mind's eye that drives it's exuberant and unconstrained.

In a wide sq. within the centre of Beiping, the capital of Dayang, an important tower of excrement seems to be in the future, inflicting unease within the inhabitants, and finally common civil unrest. The protest, during which poets play a huge half, is positioned down violently. Haunted by means of the violence, and by way of his failure to aid his female friend Qizi, who's one of many protest leaders, Yuan Mengliu provides up poetry in favour of drugs, and the antiseptic surroundings of the working theatre. yet each year he travels looking for Qizi, and on the sort of journeys, stuck in a typhoon, he wakes to discover himself in an ideal society known as Swan Valley. during this utopia, as he quickly discovers, impulse and feeling are thoroughly managed, and each element of lifestyles regulated for the nice of the state, with bad effects.

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