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Frog - A Novel

Mo Yan

The author of Red Sorghum and China's most revered and controversial novelist returns with his first major publication since winning the Nobel Prize. In 2012, the Nobel committee confirmed Mo Yan's position as one of the greatest and most important writers of our time. In his much-anticipated new novel, Mo Yan chronicles the sweeping history of modern China through the lens of the nation's controversial one-child policy. Frog opens with a playwright nicknamed Tadpole who plans to write about his aunt. In her youth, Gugu-the beautiful daughter of a famous doctor and staunch Communist-is revered for her skill as a midwife. But when her lover defects, Gugu's own loyalty to the Party is questioned. She decides to prove her allegiance by strictly enforcing the one-child policy, keeping tabs on the number of children in the village, and performing abortions on women as many as eight months pregnant. In sharply personal prose, Mo Yan depicts a world of desperate families, illegal surrogates, forced abortions, and the guilt of those who must enforce the policy. At once illuminating and devastating, it shines a light into the heart of Communist China.

The author of Red Sorghum and China's most revered and controversial novelist returns with his first major publication since winning the Nobel Prize. In 2012, the Nobel committee confirmed Mo Yan's position as one of the greatest and most important writers of our time. In his much-anticipated new novel, Mo Yan chronicles the sweeping history of modern China through the lens of the nation's controversial one-child policy. Frog opens with a playwright nicknamed Tadpole who plans to write about his aunt. In her youth, Gugu-the beautiful daughter of a famous doctor and staunch Communist-is revered for her skill as a midwife. But when her lover defects, Gugu's own loyalty to the Party is questioned. She decides to prove her allegiance by strictly enforcing the one-child policy, keeping tabs on the number of children in the village, and performing abortions on women as many as eight months pregnant. In sharply personal prose, Mo Yan depicts a world of desperate families, illegal surrogates, forced abortions, and the guilt of those who must enforce the policy. At once illuminating and devastating, it shines a light into the heart of Communist China.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The author of Red Sorghum and China's most revered and controversial novelist returns with his first major publication since winning the Nobel Prize. In 2012, the Nobel committee confirmed Mo Yan's position as one of the greatest and most important writers of our time. In his much-anticipated new novel, Mo Yan chronicles the sweeping history of modern China through the lens of the nation's controversial one-child policy. Frog opens with a playwright nicknamed Tadpole who plans to write about his aunt. In her youth, Gugu-the beautiful daughter of a famous doctor and staunch Communist-is revered for her skill as a midwife. But when her lover defects, Gugu's own loyalty to the Party is questioned. She decides to prove her allegiance by strictly enforcing the one-child policy, keeping tabs on the number of children in the village, and performing abortions on women as many as eight months pregnant. In sharply personal prose, Mo Yan depicts a world of desperate families, illegal surrogates, forced abortions, and the guilt of those who must enforce the policy. At once illuminating and devastating, it shines a light into the heart of Communist China.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Graeme Malcolm

Length:

11h 36m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:10


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

17:39


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

14:10


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

13:50


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

06:20


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

13:59


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

10:00


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

05:44


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

12:47


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

08:02


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

10:09


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

00:49


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

05:46


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

04:00


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

20:26


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

28:34


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

10:12


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

13:21


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

10:31


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

12:27


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

30:28


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

06:11


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

10:15


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

09:12


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

13:37


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

07:10


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

05:45


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

08:28


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

04:30


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

08:34


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

02:58


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

06:09


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

06:34


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

08:36


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

03:55


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

19:15


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

34:06


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

08:24


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

19:36


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

23:50


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

10:16


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

02:00


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

13:39


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

35:58


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

11:28


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

32:24


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

17:39


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

09:02


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

17:50


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

09:38


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

12:09


Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 4

12:22


Part 5, Chapter 5
Part 5, Chapter 5

07:41


Part 5, Chapter 6
Part 5, Chapter 6

22:29


Part 5, Chapter 7
Part 5, Chapter 7

01:23


Part 5, Chapter 8
Part 5, Chapter 8

13:49


Part 5, Chapter 9
Part 5, Chapter 9

09:14


Part 5, Chapter 10
Part 5, Chapter 10

00:35