The Explosion Chronicles

The Explosion Chronicles

A Novel

Book - 2016
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"With the Yi River on one side and the Balou Mountains on the other, the village of Explosion was founded more than a millennium ago by refugees fleeing a seismic volcanic eruption. But in the post-Mao era the name takes on a new significance as the community grows explosively from a small village to a vast metropolis. Behind this rapid expansion are members of the community's three major families, including the four Kong brothers; Zhu Ying, the daughter of the former village chief; and Cheng Qing, who starts out as a secretary and goes on to become a powerful political and business figure. Linked together by a complex web of loyalty, betrayal, desire, and ambition, these figures are the driving force behind their hometown's transformation into an urban superpower."--
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9780802125828
Branch Call Number: FIC Yan
Characteristics: x, 457 pages ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rojas, Carlos 1970-
Alternative Title: Zha lie zhi. English

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