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The Drink and Dream Teahouse

The Drink and Dream Teahouse

by Justin Hill

Publisher Weidenfeld Nicolson

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  • Hardcover


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When Space Rocket Factory Number Two closes down in the small Chinese town of Shaoyang, it is the signal for the old culture to confront the new. Party Secretary Li cannot cope, and commits suicide, but not before daubing a series of slogans onto sheets of rice paper and hanging them outside his bedroom window. Those left behind have to clear up after him. Meanwhile Old Zhus son, Da Shan, has returned from the city and fallen in love precipitating a clash of the generations and reviving long-buried memories.

In The Drink and Dream Teahouse, ordinary people struggle to come to terms with a China that has radically changed since 1949. With loves, lives and losses brought into utter clarity, the characters in Justin Hills novel live in the half-light between remembered doctrines and the newly-discovered pursuit of wealth and fulfilment. Touching, funny, and utterly memorable, The Drink and Dream Teahouse maps out the contours of human drama in a work which seduces with its laughter even while it devastates with its tragedy and sorrow.

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About the Author

Justin Hill

Justin Hill is an English novelist.

Hill's debut novel, The Drink and Dream Teahouse, written when he was a student, received a record breaking advance for an unfinished novel. It won several major awards, including the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the Betty Trask Prize, as well as being a 2001 Washington Post Book of the Year. He has since won the Somerset Maugham Award and been shortlisted for the Encore Award. Shieldwall, the first of his Conquest Series was a Sunday Times Book of the Year. Viking Fire, was a Times Book of the Year.

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