I’m so excited to read the first ever English translation of Eileen Chang’s most popular novel. I have read the original in Chinese many times, but am still looking forward to reading the translation. The story of engineer Shijin and factory worker Manzhen is so poignantly memorable. Family pressures and a feudalistic society destroy the prospect of their future together. This translation really captures Chang’s robust lyricism and elegant prose without sacrificing the fluidity.
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