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By Maggie Shen King

ISBN-10: 0062662554

ISBN-13: 9780062662552

ISBN-10: 1538454084

ISBN-13: 9781538454084

From debut writer Maggie Shen King, An extra Male is the chilling dystopian story of politics, inequality, marriage, love, and uprising, set in a near-future China, that extra explores the topics of the classics The Handmaid's Tale and When She Woke.

Under the single baby coverage, every person plotted to have a son.

Now forty million of them cannot locate wives. 

China’s One baby coverage and its cultural choice for male heirs have created a society overrun by means of forty million unmarriageable males. by way of the yr 2030, greater than twenty-five percentage of guys of their past due thirties shouldn't have a relations in their personal. An extra Male is one such leftover man’s quest for romance and kinfolk lower than a nation that seeks to glorify its earlier error and impose order via authoritarian measures, reinvigorated Communist beliefs, and social engineering.

Wei-guo holds quick to the idea that so long as he maintains to enhance himself, his small enterprise, and in flip, his state, his probability at love will come. He eventually saves up the dowry required to go into matchmaking talks on the lowest rung as a 3rd husband—the greatest allowed through legislations. just a unmarried family—one harboring an unlawful spouse—shows curiosity, but with May-ling and her husbands, Wei-guo feels noticeable, heard, and hooked up to love by no means sooner than. yet each person and everything—walls, streetlights, rubbish cans—are listening, and males, extra or now not, are dispensable to the kingdom. Wei-guo needs to achieve a brand new knowing of patriotism and try out the boundaries of his love and his unravel so that it will store himself and this family members he has come to carry dear.

In Maggie Shen King’s startling and lovely debut, An extra Male looks to discover the intersection of marriage, relations, gender, and kingdom in an all-too-plausible future.

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