Binu and the Great Wall: The Myth of Meng
Knopf Canada welcomes one of China’s most acclaimed and bestselling writers–author of Raise the Red Lantern–to the list with a fascinating retelling of a magical story–already an international bestseller in China and Europe.
Through Binu’s extraordinary story, Su Tong illuminates one of China’s most magical myths. In Peach village, crying is forbidden. But as a child, Binu never learnt to hide her tears. Shunned by the villagers, she faces a bleak future until she meets the man she will marry, Qiliang.
A few years after their marriage, Qiliang disappears. Binu learns that he has been transported hundreds of miles and forced to labour on a project of terrifying ambition and scale–the building of the Great Wall. Inspired by her love for her husband, Binu sets out on an extraordinary journey across Great Swallow Mountain, with only a blind frog for company. What follows is an unforgettable story of passion, hardship and magical adventure.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Binu and the Great WallUser Review - Goodreads
This is part of the Canongate Myths series, in which internationally acclaimed writers take a particular myth, fairy story etc as a starting point. Su Tong is best known for Raise the Red Lantern ... Read full review
Review: Binu and the Great WallUser Review - Wendy Pare - Goodreads
Chinese legend, love sickness and the Great Wall. Some weird ideas not easily followed or maybe understood. glad I read it though Read full review
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