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Original title Xiong Di
Publication date 2005
Originally published 2005
Page count 641
Published in english 2009
Published in English 2009
|Translator Eileen Cheng-yin Chow & Carlos Rojas|
Publisher Pantheon Books (English); Shanghai Literature (Chinese)
Works by Yu Hua To Live, Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, China in Ten Words, Cries in the drizzle, The Seventh Day
Brothers (兄弟, Xiōngdì) is a novel by the Chinese author Yu Hua which was published in 2005. The book was translated into English and Spanish in 2009, and into Brazilian Portuguese and into Hungarian (by János SZÉKY) in 2010.
Brothers tells the story of two step-brothers, Song Gang and Baldy Li. Their family is very poor, and they become orphans in their teens. Later, one of the brothers becomes the richest man in the city. The two of them dispute over the same woman.
Brothers has funny moments but also has very sad and dark tales of the Chinese 20th century, especially about the excessively violent first moments of the Chinese Revolution.