New PDF release: An Excess Male: A Novel

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 additional explores the subjects of the classics The Handmaid's Tale and When She Woke.

Under the single baby coverage, every person 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 means of forty million unmarriageable males. through the yr 2030, greater than twenty-five percentage of guys of their past due thirties do not need a family members in their personal. An extra Male is one such leftover man’s quest for romance and family members less than a kingdom that seeks to glorify its prior errors and impose order via authoritarian measures, reinvigorated Communist beliefs, and social engineering.

Wei-guo holds speedy to the assumption that so long as he keeps to enhance himself, his small company, and in flip, his state, his likelihood at love will come. He eventually saves up the dowry required to go into matchmaking talks on the lowest rung as a 3rd husband—the greatest allowed through legislations. just a unmarried family—one harboring an unlawful spouse—shows curiosity, but with May-ling and her husbands, Wei-guo feels visible, heard, and attached to love by no means ahead of. yet every person and everything—walls, streetlights, rubbish cans—are listening, and males, extra or now not, are dispensable to the nation. Wei-guo needs to succeed in a brand new knowing of patriotism and attempt the bounds of his love and his unravel for you to keep himself and this kin 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, relatives, gender, and kingdom in an all-too-plausible future.

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