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The Girl Who Played Go

A Novel

by Shan Sa

  • 92 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Vintage .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8362719M
    ISBN 101400032288
    ISBN 109781400032280
    OCLC/WorldCa56761391

      The Girl Who Played Go (Book): Shan, Sa: In a remote Manchurian town in the s, 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. The Girl Who Played Go really is more of a young woman's coming-of-age story than it is a go story. In fact, the go segments are rather sparse and incidental; there are the expected scenes where the go board becomes a metaphor for the main characters' relationship, for the gathering forces about to break into all-out war, for each character's.

    The Girl Who Played Go was an immediate commercial and critical success, winning France's prestigious Prix Goncourt des Lycéens the year of its release. Its author, Shan Sa, was born in China, where she won the national children's poetry contest at the age of 12, before moving to Paris at the age of The girl who played go (Book) Average Rating. Uniform Title.

    Buy The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 6 editions - starting at $ Shop now.5/5(1). The Girl Who Played Go (Book): Shan, Sa: In a remote Manchurian town in the s, 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.


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La Joueuse de Go (The Girl who Played Go in English) is a coming of age story set in Japanese-occupied Northeast China in The two POV characters are a sixteen year-old girl from a wealthy family, trying to pursue a semblance of a normal teenager's life in very abnormal circumstances, and a Japanese soldier in disguise/5.

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. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more.

Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to /5(23). 44 EBook Plurilingua Publishing This practical and insightful reading guide offers a complete summary and analysis of The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa.

It provides a thorough exploration of the novel’s plot, characters and main themes, including love, honor and war. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your.

Drawn into a complex triangle with two boys, she distracts herself from the onslaught of adulthood by playing the game of go with strangers in a public square—and yet the force of desire, like the occupation, proves inevitable.

Unbeknownst to the girl who plays go, her most worthy and frequent opponent is a Japanese soldier in disguise. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED GO by THe story is set in Manchuria during the s and follows the gradually intertwining lives of a young Manchurian girl and an invading Japanese soldier who competes against her in an ongoing game of Go.

Oblivious to the political turmoil around her, the year-old, whose name is not revealed until the last page. The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa, translated by Adriana Hunter The Girl Who Played Go book, Chatto & Windus, £ Shan Sa has an extraordinary CV.

Born in Beijing, she started writing at seven and enjoyed success. The Girl who Played Go is a wonderfully written novel set within the framework of the game of Go. It takes place in a small city in Japanese-occupied Manchuria in An unnamed Japanese soldier has been sent with his battalion to seek out the Chinese resistance movement within the region/5.

The girl and the soldier move inexorably toward a shocking and frightening end. Yet, it is an ending that perfectly fits the themes in the book and we can only wonder if the players’ lives are really just a metaphor for a much more significant game of Go. The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa Knopf ISBN: pages.

About The Girl Who Played Go. As the Japanese military invades s Manchuria, a young girl approaches her own sexual coming of age.

Drawn into a complex triangle with two boys, she distracts herself from the onslaught of adulthood by playing the game of go with strangers in a public square–and yet the force of desire, like the occupation, proves inevitable.

In Go, every piece is identical: an ivory or ebony stone is played on a square grid by the contestants. Each piece has the power to turn the tide of a war. Go is powerful metaphor for the story told by Shan Sa in her novel, The Girl Who Played Go. The Girl who Played Go is a wonderfully written novel set within the framework of the game of Go.

Buy a cheap copy of The Girl Who Played Go book by Shan Sa. As the Japanese military invades s Manchuria, a young girl approaches her own sexual coming of age. Drawn into a complex triangle with two boys, she distracts Free shipping over $/5(5).

The war in China had few happy endings, and The Girl Who Played Go is not privileged to one of them. But the ending maintains the sober beauty of the novel, and the grimness feels earned rather than forced.

This is not a book for airport reading, but it is one of the few. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED GO Shan Sa was born in in Beijing. In 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.

This is her first book to be published in the United States. Shan Sa — The Girl Who Played Go Genre. As the Japanese military invades s Manchuria, a young girl approaches her own sexual coming of age.

Drawn into a complex triangle with two boys, she distracts herself from the onslaught of adulthood by playing the game of go with strangers in a public square–and yet the force of desire, like the occupation, proves inevitable. The Girl who Played Go is told in alternating chapters, by a Chinese girl (going on sixteen when the book begins) in a Manchurian town in the late s and a Japanese soldier who eventually comes to be posted there.

Manchuria has been occupied by the Japanese for several years as the story opens, but there is an active insurgency movement. The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa Chatto & Windus £, pp Shan Sa is a phenomenon.

While still in her teens, she had several collections of Author: Geraldine Bedell. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED GO Sa Shan, Author, Shan Sa, Author, trans. from the French by Adriana Hunter.

Knopf $ (p) ISBN More. The Girl Who Played Go Quotes Showing of 29 “Happiness is something you lay siege to, it is a battle like a game of go. I will take hold of all the pain and snuff it out.”Author: Sa Shan, Adriana Hunter. Get this from a library. The girl who played go. [Sa Shan; Adriana Hunter] -- In a remote Manchurian town in the s, a sixteen-year-old girl is more concerned with intimations of her own womanhood than the escalating hostilities between her countrymen and their Japanese.

Get this from a library. The girl who played go. [Sa Shan; Adriana Hunter] -- In the Square of a Thousand Winds, a sixteen-year old Chinese girl beats all-comers at the game of go.

One of her opponents is, unknown to her, a young Japanese officer of the occupying power. Their. The book features many of the characters who appeared in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (), among them the title character, Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant computer hacker and social misfit, and Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist and publisher of Millennium magazine.

Widely seen as a critical success, The Girl Who Played with Fire was also (according to The Bookseller magazine Author: Stieg Larsson.The Girl Who Played Go is a French novel, original published as La Joueuse de Go, by Shan Sa set during the Japanese occupation of tells the story of a year-old Chinese girl who is exceptionally good at the game of Go, and her games with a young Japanese was translated into English in and has been translated into 32 languages in y: France.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.

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