Chinese author Yan Lianke, whose new book, Three Brothers, remembers his father and two uncles. Photo: AFP Chinese author Yan Lianke, whose new book, Three Brothers, remembers his father and two uncles. Photo: AFP
Chinese author Yan Lianke, whose new book, Three Brothers, remembers his father and two uncles. Photo: AFP

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Yan Lianke’s Three Brothers honours his family and the struggle to survive in mid-20th century China

  • The book is a memoir of the author’s father and uncles, with a portrait of the young Yan woven in between
  • Poverty, love and the luxury of happiness are all explored in a poignant story as affecting as any of Yan’s fictions

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Chinese author Yan Lianke, whose new book, Three Brothers, remembers his father and two uncles. Photo: AFP Chinese author Yan Lianke, whose new book, Three Brothers, remembers his father and two uncles. Photo: AFP
Chinese author Yan Lianke, whose new book, Three Brothers, remembers his father and two uncles. Photo: AFP
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