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International Book Giveaway – THE GUNNERS OF SHENYANG by Yu Jihui

Thanks to Signal 8 Press, I have an ebook copy of Yu Jihui’s recently released memoir The Gunners of Shenyang to giveaway to one lucky reader.

The Gunners of Shenyang by Yu Jihui

In Yu Jihui’s memoir of his life as a university student in China as the nation starved during Mao’s Great Leap Forward, carrots are decadent luxuries and flatulence is the people’s true common language. “Soapy,” the author’s nickname during his college days, has been dubious about the benefits of the socialist revolution sweeping the country ever since his father was exiled to a desolate town in the middle of nowhere for daring to question the wisdom of trying to industrialize overnight. As a young adult, Soapy and his dorm-mates attend classes, chase girls, and attend endless political meetings, always struggling with the need to maintain a cheerfully patriotic outlook despite that pesky urge to faint from hunger from time to time. When Big Zhang, an older boy from the provinces, dares to be a nonconformist, openly mocking the system, the dangerous silliness of the day turns to literal, life-or-death danger.

The Gunners of Shenyang is at once hilarious, revealing, informative, thought-provoking, and sometimes college-boy vulgar — a memoir of the horrors of the times from a boy still young enough to enjoy himself and a man now wise enough to see the big picture for what it was.

 

Read Tony Ziemek’s review of The Gunners of Shenyang by Yu Jihui

Giveaway Details:

This giveaway is open internationally.

The winner of this giveaway will be selected at random and will receive an ebook copy of The Gunners of Shenyang (ePub, Kindle and PDF formats available).

I will send an email to the winner to confirm which ebook file type they would like to receive. If I do not receive a reply within 14 days unfortunately the prize will be forfeited and I will select a new winner.

This giveaway will also be promoted on Twitter (@BLBookReviews).

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Entries close on 8 June 2013.

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