Between Four Rivers
by Wang Yu
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Pub Date 01 Jul 2019 | Archive Date 12 Aug 2019
Alain Charles Asia Publishing, Sinoist Books
A 10,000 mile journey
1694: Sichuan is empty, depopulated by war, famine and plague. When the emperor issues a decree asking citizens to re-settle this former land of abundance, Ning Xi takes up the call, vowing to find her father, Ning Degong, who vanished in Sichuan years ago. Beset by tigers, bandits, and a powerful old enemy, this courageous woman and her family must face countless dangers - including a new set of rivals, the influential Zhao clan - to build a new life in this wild land.
Between Four Rivers is the stunning multi-generational tale of two families linked by shocking twists of fate that leave their lives and the destiny of Sichuan changed forever.
About the Author
Wang Yu, formerly Wang Zhigang, is the librarian of the Chongqing Literature and History Research Institute and vice chairman of the Chongqing Writer's Association. Formerly a professor at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, his award-winning work includes five novels, a collection of short stories and numerous screenplays. His screenplay The Lightning of War was adapted into the film The Young Friends and won first prize for a creative literary work in Sichuan province. His novel The Spirit of the Long River (co-authored with Huang Jiren) won the prize for literature and arts in Chongqing in 2010 and was adapted into a 30-episode TV series by Wenguang News Media Group.