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Little Gods

Crossing continents and spanning decades, Meng Jin’s intimate, emotionally complex debut novel is an awesome achievement.

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Review of ‘Little Gods’

Amid the chaos of the Tiananmen Square massacre, a woman named Su Lan gives birth. Her husband is nowhere to be found; perhaps he has been rounded up or killed. She and her newborn daughter are alone. This aloneness, as well as its mutations and consequences, will stalk both mother and daughter for the rest…

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