The day the sun died : a novel / Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas.
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- ISBN: 9780802128539 (hardcover) :
- Physical Description: ix, 342 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018
"The Day the Sun Died first published in China in 2015 as Rixi by Rye Field Publishing Company" -- Title page verso.
In a little village nestled in the Balou mountains, fourteen-year-old Li Niannian and his parents run a funeral parlor. One evening, he notices a strange occurrence. Instead of preparing for bed, more and more neighbors appear in the streets and fields, carrying on with their daily business as if the sun hadn't already set. Li Niannian watches, mystified. As hundreds of residents are found dreamwalking, they act out the desires they've suppressed during waking hours. Before long, the community devolves into chaos, and it's up to Li Niannian and his parents to save the town before sunrise. Set over the course of one increasingly bizarre night, The Day the Sun Died is a propulsive, darkly sinister tale set against the national optimism of the Chinese dream.
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