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Cocoon

by Zhang Yueran

Publisher: People’s Literature Publishing House

Date Published: 1970/01/01

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ISBN: 978-7-020-11802-1

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Li Jiaxin and Cheng Gong are childhood friends born in the eighties. They are not part of the cultural revolution that torn China apart, but both of them are hunted by a crime took place in 1967 and the impact on their parents and grandparents passes on to them and changes their characters and fates. Now they need to trace back the tragedy caused by one iron nail that linked the two families to really grow up and grow out of it.The Cocoon is a introspection of a difficult time in China through the angle of the 80s generation. It the process of dissect the crime and the consequences, it showcases the fates of several generations of Chines and the emotional predicament they face.

Zhang Yueran was born in 1982 the city of Jinan, Shandong Province. She began writing at the age of 14, and as a high school student, won first prize in the nationwide New Concept Composition Competition. After studying English and law at Shandong University, she completed a graduate degree in computer science at Singapore University. Zhang Yueran is regarded as one of China's most influential young writers. She has published two short story collections: Sunflower Missing In 1890 (2003) and Ten Loves (2004), and three novels: Distant Cherry (2004), Narcissus (2005) and The Promise Bird (2006), which was named the Best Saga Novel 2006. Her other awards include the Chinese Press Most Promising New Talent Award (2005), the Spring Literature Prize (2006). and the "MAO-TAI Cup" People's Literature Prize (2008). In 2012, she was named by Unitas magazine as one of the top 20 writers under 40. She has been the chief editor of Newriting since 2008 and holds a PhD in Ancient Chinese Literature from Renmin University.

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