English language

Copied ISBN!

View on Inventaire

4 stars (3 reviews)

Brothers (simplified Chinese: 兄弟; pinyin: Xiōngdì) is the longest novel written by the Chinese novelist Yu Hua, in total of 76 chapters, separately published in 2005 for the part 1 (of the first 26 chapters) and in 2006 for part 2 (of the rest 50 chapters) by Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House. This was Yu Hua's first novel after a decade or dormancy from writing and publishing works. It has over 180 thousand characters in Chinese, more than the 100 thousand characters that were originally planned for the book. It intertwines tragedy and comedy, and Yu Hua himself admits that the novel is personally his favorite literary work. Brothers was a new realm of literature for Yu Hua, with the novel often being described as extremely crude and expletive. Brothers has experienced great success with nearly 1 million copies sold in China. By 2019, Yu Hua's works had been …

4 editions

I forgot about this book...until now

5 stars

I got this from my local library, not sure how I discovered Yu Hua, but this was my first read from him - and I remember it fondly. I need to re-read it soon. There was warm moments, tragic moments and plenty of comedic moments throughout.

avatar for ascense

rated it

4 stars
avatar for julienmartlet

rated it

4 stars