The Four Books

The Four Books

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In the ninety-ninth district of a sprawling reeducation compound, freethinking artists and academics are detained to strengthen their loyalty to Communist ideologies. They are forced to carry out grueling physical work and are encouraged to inform on each other for dissident behavior. The prize: winning the chance at freedom. They're overseen by preadolescent supervisor, the Child, who delights in reward systems and excessive punishments. When agricultural and industrial production quotas are raised to an unattainable level, the ninety-ninth district dissolves into lawlessness. And then, as inclement weather and famine set in, they are abandoned by the regime and left alone to survive.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2015
ISBN: 9780802123121
Branch Call Number: YAN
Characteristics: xii, 338 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Rojas, Carlos 1970-


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DevilStateDan Aug 05, 2015

This was a fascinating read about the re-education system in China under Chairman Mao.
The brutality & absurdness of the camps & what the attendees were forced to endure is all here in graphic detail, told through the stories of a handful of people involved it works well to show this era from multiple perspectives.
#ABookSetInADifferentCountry #2015ReadingChallenge

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