The Years, Months, Days Summary
Yan Lianke

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The Years, Months, Days Overview

Yan Lianke evokes intense emotions in his two fictional novellas, "The Years, Months, Days" and "Marrow" as his characters face down struggles that will forever change their lives. In "The Years, Months, Days" the Elder and his blind dog face down unrelenting elements, wild animals, and their own hunger as they strive to eek out an existence in the middle of a horrendous famine. In "Marrow," Fourth Wife You struggles to provide a good life for all of her children, driving her to break several taboos in order to ensure their success in life. These two characters illustrate to readers just how far someone will go and what they will sacrifice in order to make sure that those in the future are taken care of. These two novellas will twist the hearts of readers and take them on a journey of the human condition.

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