Jian, Ma: The Dark Road. First Edition/First Printing. *Signed*« back
This is a first edition and first printing of The Dark Road by Ma Jian, published by Chatto and Windus in 2013.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Fine condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.
Signed by the author to the title page in both English and Chinese.
Meili, a young peasant woman born in the remote heart of China, is married to Kongzi, a village school teacher, and a distant descendant of Confucius. They have a daughter, but desperate for a son to carry on his illustrious family line, Kongzi gets Meili pregnant again without waiting for official permission. When family planning officers storm the village to arrest violators of the population control policy, mother, father and daughter escape to the Yangtze River and begin a fugitive life.