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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 subjects of the classics The Handmaid's Tale and When She Woke.

Under the single baby coverage, all people 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 would not have a relatives in their personal. An extra Male is one such leftover man’s quest for romance and kin lower than a kingdom that seeks to glorify its prior error and impose order via authoritarian measures, reinvigorated Communist beliefs, and social engineering.

Wei-guo holds quickly to the assumption that so long as he maintains to enhance himself, his small enterprise, and in flip, his state, his likelihood 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 attached to love by no means ahead of. yet every person and everything—walls, streetlights, rubbish cans—are listening, and males, extra or now not, are dispensable to the kingdom. Wei-guo needs to succeed in a brand new realizing of patriotism and try the boundaries of his love and his get to the bottom of on the way to keep himself and this kin 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 country in an all-too-plausible future.

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