Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China

Peter Hessler (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
May 08, 2007
Pages
491
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 1.5 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060826598

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About the Author

Peter Hessler is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he served as the Beijing correspondent from 2000 to 2007, and is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He is the author of River Town, which won the Kiriyama Prize; Oracle Bones, which was a finalist for the National Book Award; and, most recently, Country Driving. He won the 2008 National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting, and he was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011. He lives in Cairo.

Reviews

"An extraordinary, genre-defying book. . . . Beautifully constructed. . . . Hessler's reportage is vivid."--Nigel Richardson, The Daily Telegraph
"Everyone in the Western world should read this book."--Publishers Weekly, (starred review)
"Engaging. . . . Acutely observed, moving, frequently funny and a perspicacious X-ray of China's zeitgeist."--South China Morning Post
"Insightful. . . . Hessler is a wry and witty writer who manages to bring humor even to tense situations."--Christian Science Monitor
"A brilliant observer with a novelist's ear for character and dialogue, Hessler is both fascinating and funny."--Entertainment Weekly
"Wonderful. . . . Intimate. . . . The book reads like a really good novel."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Hessler has written a fascinating and frequently moving account of life in modern China."--Booklist
"A remarkable travelogue documenting aspects of a country still little understood."--Kirkus (starred review)