The Mountain Village
Volume I of the Trilogy “Quiet Are the Mountains”
by Chun Chan Yeh
published by faber and faber
The Mountain Village is the first novel in a remarkable trilogy “Quiet Are gthe Mountains”, which is set in rural China at the beginning of the communist revolution.
By taking us into the heart of a simple peasant family, Chun Chan Yeh illustrtes in miniature the dramastic changes that took place throughout the Chinese countryside during this turbulent period.
Though the eyes of the young village boy, Chunsheng, we see the peasants take the first tentative steps to oppose the iniquities of other landlords.
‘The Mountain Village is a fine depiction of fragmenting lives … Throughout these books wanders the hint of a calm, humane sensibility deflected out of its proper path.’ Sunday Times
‘There is passion in the simplicity of Mr Yeh’s first novel, a simplicity that is the distillation of an adult and mature culture. It is perhaps in humour shaded by sadness that the author strikes closest to the bedrock of the human spirit.’ Sunday Review