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by Shan Sa

  • ISBN: 009949079X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Shan Sa
  • Subcategory: Literary
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Vintage Books (September 4, 2006)
  • FB2 size: 1893 kb
  • EPUB size: 1366 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
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The Girl Who Played Go is a 2001 French novel, original published as La Joueuse de Go, by Shan Sa set during the Japanese occupation of Manchuria

The Girl Who Played Go is a 2001 French novel, original published as La Joueuse de Go, by Shan Sa set during the Japanese occupation of Manchuria. It tells the story of a 16-year-old Chinese girl who is exceptionally good at the game of Go, and her games with a young Japanese officer.

When did this square become a meeting place for go players? I don’t know. After so many thousands of games, the checkerboards engraved on the granite tables have turned into faces, thoughts, prayers.

Shan sa. The girl who played go. Shan Sa was born in 1972 in Beijing. In 1990 she left China for France, where she studied in Paris and worked for two years with the painter Balthus. Her two previous novels were awarded the Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman and the Prix Cazes. When did this square become a meeting place for go players? I don’t know. Clutching a bronze hand-warmer in my muff, I stamp my feet to thaw out my blood. My opponent is a foreigner who came here straight from the station.

White vapor billows from their mouths and noses, and icicles growing along the underside of their fur hats point sharply downwards. The sky is pearly and the crimson sun is sinking, dying. Where does the sun go to die?When did this square become a meet.

San Jose Mercury News An awesome rea. han Sa describes the story so well that you almost forget you’ve never visited the places in her book. han Sa describes the story so well that you almost forget you’ve never visited the places in her boo. his book is truly for every reader. The Decatur Daily Entrancing. an ending that you won’t predict. Austin American-Statesman It has the sweep of war and the intimacy of a love stor. han Sa is a phenomenon.

Incredibly for a teenager-and a girl at that-she dominates the games in her town. No opponent interests her until she is challenged by a stranger, who reveals himself to us as a Japanese soldier in disguise

Shan Sa. Annotation. Incredibly for a teenager-and a girl at that-she dominates the games in her town. No opponent interests her until she is challenged by a stranger, who reveals himself to us as a Japanese soldier in disguise. They begin a game and continue it for days, rarely speaking but deeply moved by each other’s strategies. As the clash of their peoples becomes ever more desperate and inescapable, and as each one’s untold life begins to veer wildly off course, the girl and the soldier are absorbed by only one thing-the progress of their game, each move of which brings them closer to their shocking fate.

In Japanese-occupied Manchuria, in the Square of a Thousand Winds, snow falls as a 16 year-old Chinese girl beats all-comers at the .

In Japanese-occupied Manchuria, in the Square of a Thousand Winds, snow falls as a 16 year-old Chinese girl beats all-comers at the game of go. Unknown to he. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Yesterday’s pain is still there, inside my body, burning me and eating me up-it gives me dignity. I still wear my blue dress just like the others, but I know that I am different now. Yesterday’s pain is still there, inside my body, burning me and eating me up-it gives me dignity make a detour to go and see my sister. She is sitting by the window knitting, and I lie down opposite her on a willow couch. Her sister-in-law has just announced that she is pregnant, and Moon Pearl bemoans the fact that her belly is still empty. I try to take her mind off this obsession by asking her, How do you know if you’re in love?. She wipes her tears and bursts out laughing.

By comparing the two of us to characters in the sort of books for sale at a train station, I eventually think we are both ridiculous. What does Min expect of me? And what do I expect of him?

Unbeknownst to the girl who plays go, her most worthy and frequent opponent is a Japanese soldier in disguise. If you're familiar with Kawabata's The Master of Go, it's impossible to read Shan Sa's book without thinking about it on every page.

Unbeknownst to the girl who plays go, her most worthy and frequent opponent is a Japanese soldier in disguise. Captivated by her beauty as much as by her bold, unpredictable approach to the strategy game, the soldier finds his loyalties challenged. Is there room on the path to war for that most revolutionary of acts: falling in love?. Kawabata, in subtle, elliptical prose, describes a real Go match which he covered as a young reporter working for a Japanese newspaper.

The Chinese girls stammer just enough rudimentary Japanese to agree to a price. Some of the brothels are run by our army, and these employ Japanese and Korean girls, but the prices are prohibitive. Unable to afford a compatriot, I take advice from those who know their way around, and they take me to a modest-looking establishment called the Jade Flute. The proprietress, a woman with a thick Shan Dong accent, asks the girls to parade past us. I choose Orchid, who has slanting eyes like a she-wolf and a tiny, dark mouth like a crushed blueberry.

In a remote Manchurian town in the 1930s, a sixteen-year-old girl is more concerned with intimations of her own womanhood than the escalating hostilities between her countrymen and their Japanese occupiers. While still a schoolgirl in braids, she takes her first lover, a dissident student. The more she understands of adult life, however, the more disdainful she is of its deceptions, and the more she loses herself in her one true passion: the ancient game of go.Incredibly for a teenager–and a girl at that–she dominates the games in her town. No opponent interests her until she is challenged by a stranger, who reveals himself to us as a Japanese soldier in disguise. They begin a game and continue it for days, rarely speaking but deeply moved by each other’s strategies. As the clash of their peoples becomes ever more desperate and inescapable, and as each one’s untold life begins to veer wildly off course, the girl and the soldier are absorbed by only one thing–the progress of their game, each move of which brings them closer to their shocking fate.In The Girl Who Played Go, Shan Sa has distilled the piercing emotions of adolescence into an engrossing, austerely beautiful story of love, cruelty and loss of innocence.From the Hardcover edition.

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