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Peter Hessler

Oracle Bones

Peter Hessler Oracle Bones A Journey Through Time In China
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A century ago, outsiders saw China as a place where nothing ever changes. Today the country has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. In Oracle Bones, Peter Hessler explores the human side of China's transformation, viewing modern-day China and its growing links to the Western world through the lives of a handful of ordinary people. In a narrative that gracefully moves between the ancient and the present, the East and the West, Hessler captures the soul of a country that is undergoing a momentous change before our eyes.

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“A brilliant observer with a novelist’s ear for character and dialogue, Hessler is both fascinating and funny.”

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“A remarkable travelogue documenting aspects of a country still little understood.”

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“An extraordinary, genre-defying book. . . . Beautifully constructed. . . . Hessler’s reportage is vivid.”

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“Engaging. . . . Acutely observed, moving, frequently funny and a perspicacious X-ray of China’s zeitgeist.”

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“Everyone in the Western world should read this book.”

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“Hessler has written a fascinating and frequently moving account of life in modern China.”

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“Insightful. . . . Hessler is a wry and witty writer who manages to bring humor even to tense situations.”

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“Wonderful. . . . Intimate. . . . The book reads like a really good novel.”


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