Yan Lianke’s Cultural Revolution novel of love and hate is a visceral, violent triumph

//Yan Lianke’s Cultural Revolution novel of love and hate is a visceral, violent triumph

Yan Lianke’s Cultural Revolution novel of love and hate is a visceral, violent triumph

Hard Like Water by Yan Lianke, translated by Carlos Rojas, pub. Grove PressHard Like Water is a novel about love and revolution. At least, this is a short and simple summary. As is hinted by the title’s Taoist paradox, Yan Lianke’s story spins love and revolution into ever-shifting circles that are, by turns, intimate and constructive, joyful and erotic, while at others seem contradictory and oppositional, deceptive and destructive.Yan isn’t the first writer to pair the passions that fire…

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