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Lenin's Kisses free pdf Deep within the Balou mountains lies a small rural town populated by disabled people. Blind, deaf and disfigured, the 197 citizens of the Village of Liven have until now enjoyed a peaceful, mutually supportive life out of sight and mind of the government. But when an unseasonal snowstorm wipes out that year's crops, a county official dreams up a money-making scheme that will boost his career and raise money for the district. He convinces the villagers to set up a travelling freak-show showcasing their disabilities, including Blind Tonghua's Acute Listening Act, Guess the Age of the Old Man, Deafman Ma's Firecrackers-on-the-Ear and One-Eye's Needle Threading. With the money, he intends to buy Lenin's embalmed corpse from an ailing Russia and install it in a splendid mausoleum in the mountains to attract tourism to this sleepy district. However, as we all know, even the best intentions can go astray. Provocative and bitingly funny, "Lenin's Kisses" is a rollicking tragicomedy that stands as a cautionary tale of the all - consuming desire for power and wealth.

About Yan Lianke

Yan Lianke was born in 1958 in Henan Province, China. He is the author of numerous novels and short-story collections, including Serve the People! and Dream of Ding Village, which in 2012 was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and adapted into a film, renamed Til Death Do Us Part. Lenin's Kisses won China's prestigious Lao She Award.

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Author : Yan Lianke
Publisher : Chatto
Data Published : 07 February 2013
ISBN : 0701186968
EAN : 9780701186968
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 512 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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