An Excess Male: A Novel by Maggie Shen King PDF

By Maggie Shen King

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 additional explores the topics of the classics The Handmaid's Tale and When She Woke.

Under the single baby coverage, everybody 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 through forty million unmarriageable males. by means of the 12 months 2030, greater than twenty-five percentage of guys of their overdue thirties wouldn't have a relatives in their personal. An extra Male is one such leftover man’s quest for romance and relatives lower than a nation that seeks to glorify its previous errors and impose order via authoritarian measures, reinvigorated Communist beliefs, and social engineering.

Wei-guo holds quick to the assumption that so long as he keeps to enhance himself, his small company, and in flip, his state, his probability at love will come. He ultimately saves up the dowry required to go into matchmaking talks on the lowest rung as a 3rd husband—the greatest allowed by means of legislations. just a unmarried family—one harboring an unlawful spouse—shows curiosity, but with May-ling and her husbands, Wei-guo feels obvious, heard, and hooked up to love by no means ahead of. yet everybody and everything—walls, streetlights, rubbish cans—are listening, and males, extra or now not, are dispensable to the nation. Wei-guo needs to succeed in a brand new knowing of patriotism and attempt the boundaries of his love and his unravel that allows you to store himself and this kinfolk 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, relatives, gender, and kingdom in an all-too-plausible future.

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