April 5, 2018

An Excess Male: A Novel - download pdf or read online

By Maggie Shen King

ISBN-10: 0062662554

ISBN-13: 9780062662552

ISBN-10: 1538454084

ISBN-13: 9781538454084

From debut writer Maggie Shen King, An extra Male is the chilling dystopian story of politics, inequality, marriage, love, and uprising, set in a near-future China, that extra explores the topics of the classics The Handmaid's Tale and When She Woke.

Under the only baby coverage, all people plotted to have a son.

Now forty million of them cannot locate wives. 

China’s One baby coverage and its cultural choice for male heirs have created a society overrun by way of forty million unmarriageable males. by means of the yr 2030, greater than twenty-five percentage of guys of their past due thirties should not have a family members in their personal. An extra Male is one such leftover man’s quest for romance and kinfolk below a country that seeks to glorify its earlier errors and impose order via authoritarian measures, reinvigorated Communist beliefs, and social engineering.

Wei-guo holds quickly to the assumption that so long as he maintains to enhance himself, his small enterprise, and in flip, his kingdom, his probability at love will come. He ultimately saves up the dowry required to go into matchmaking talks on the lowest rung as a 3rd husband—the greatest allowed by way of legislations. just a unmarried family—one harboring an unlawful spouse—shows curiosity, but with May-ling and her husbands, Wei-guo feels noticeable, heard, and attached to love by no means prior to. yet every person and everything—walls, streetlights, rubbish cans—are listening, and males, extra or no longer, are dispensable to the country. Wei-guo needs to succeed in a brand new realizing of patriotism and attempt the boundaries of his love and his unravel that allows you to store himself and this relations he has come to carry dear.

In Maggie Shen King’s startling and gorgeous debut, An extra Male looks to discover the intersection of marriage, kin, gender, and kingdom in an all-too-plausible future.

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