WINNER OF THE 2010 MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE
Three sisters struggle to change the course of their destinies in a China that does not belong to them. Yumi uses her dignity, Yuxiu her seductive charms, and Yuyang her desire for success.
This breathtaking story vividly captures the all-consuming desire for power in a society obsessed with saving face. Whether it’s in the Wang family village, where lift is attuned to the rhythm of work and the slogans of the Cultural Revolution, or in urban China of the 1980s, the sisters are not prepared to be just another wave in the ‘infinite ocean of people’.