"An important, even invaluable book, a moving farewell to the old, more humane way of life as China and all the world become technologized and globalized."—Maxine Hong Kingston
A dam rises on the Yangtze, uprooting a million lives in a government-made, modern environmental and human rights disaster, and a poor salvager who has lost everything finds an abandoned baby girl. A tale of defiance, of a lost man finding his place—and a new kind of love—in modern China, and of a rich man reclaiming his soul and the woman he loved before the revolution tore them apart.
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In her first novel, Lovett chronicles the human cost of building China's Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River.Oct 18 2010 | Read Full Review of In the Lap of the Gods (LeapLit)
Lovett's evocative novel portrays widower Liu Renfu, a day laborer turned scrounger, caught in the Yangtze dam breach, part of the Chinese government's relocation plan. Liu braves the terrifying wateSep 27 2010 | Read Full Review of In the Lap of the Gods (LeapLit)
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