Half of Man is Woman by Zhang Xianliang

This novel provides a deeply personal account of the author's experiences during China's Cultural Revolution and his subsequent imprisonment in a labor camp. The protagonist struggles with the harsh realities of his imprisonment, including starvation and physical abuse, while also grappling with his own identity and the societal expectations of masculinity. His release and subsequent marriage only further complicate his quest for self-understanding, as he navigates the challenges of reintegrating into society and maintaining a relationship with a woman who has her own traumatic past.

The 1876th greatest book of all time


Published
1985
Nationality
Chinese
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Chinese

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