Parents who have lost their only child gather in front of the National Health and Family Planning Commission office in Beijing, in December 2015. They were demanding financial and legal support from the government for their loss. Photo: Reuters

Book reviews: Mei Fong’s study of the one-child policy sounds like a dystopian novel

Fong shows the consequences, mostly unintended, of China’s ‘most radical experiment’; Olivia Laing explores how isolation changes us, and Rebecca Traister looks at the power of single women

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Parents who have lost their only child gather in front of the National Health and Family Planning Commission office in Beijing, in December 2015. They were demanding financial and legal support from the government for their loss. Photo: Reuters
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