"Independent Spirits": Financial Times reviews "Last Quarter of the Moon"
A Chinese tale of timeless nomadic lives threatened by politics and change
The Last Quarter of the Moon [额尔古纳河右岸] is the first novel from award-winning Chinese novelist Chi Zijian to be translated into English. It is an atmospheric modern folk-tale, the saga of the Evenki clan of Inner Mongolia – nomadic reindeer herders whose traditional life alongside the Argun river endured unchanged for centuries, only to be driven almost to extinction during the political upheavals of the 20th century.
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