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The Girl Who Played Go
The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa 1400040256 9781400040254
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The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa

In a remote Manchurian town in the 1930s, a sixteen-year-old girl is more concerned with intimations of her own womanhood than the escalating hostilities between her countrymen and their Japanese occupiers. While still a schoolgirl in braids, she takes her first lover, a dissident student. The more she understands of adult life, however, the more disdainful she is of its deceptions, and the more she loses herself in her one true passion: the ancient game of go. Incredibly for a teenagerand a girl at thatshe dominates the games in her town. No opponent interests her until she is challenged by a stranger, who reveals himself to us as a Japanese soldier in disguise. They begin a game and continue it for days, rarely speaking but deeply moved by each others strategies. As the clash of their peoples becomes ever more desperate and inescapable, and as each ones untold life begins to veer wildly off course, the girl and the soldier are absorbed by only one thingthe progress of their game, each move of which brings them closer to their shocking fate. In The Girl Who Played Go, Shan Sa has distilled the piercing emotions of adolescence into an engrossing, austerely beautiful story of love, cruelty and loss of innocence.

Author: Shan Sa

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 312

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Date: 2003-10-07

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 1400040256

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