An Excess Male: A Novel - download pdf or read online

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

Under the only baby coverage, every body 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 through forty million unmarriageable males. by way of the yr 2030, greater than twenty-five percentage of fellows of their past due thirties do not have a relatives in their personal. An extra Male is one such leftover man’s quest for romance and kin below 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 idea that so long as he keeps to enhance himself, his small company, and in flip, his nation, his likelihood at love will come. He ultimately saves up the dowry required to go into matchmaking talks on the lowest rung as a 3rd husband—the greatest allowed by means of legislations. just a unmarried family—one harboring an unlawful spouse—shows curiosity, but with May-ling and her husbands, Wei-guo feels noticeable, heard, and attached to love by no means earlier than. yet all people 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 realizing of patriotism and try out the boundaries of his love and his unravel on the way to store himself and this family members 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, relations, gender, and kingdom in an all-too-plausible future.

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