Frontier by Can Xue

Frontier

Can Xue with Karen Gernant (Translator), Chen Zeping (Translator)

Frontier

Can Xue with Karen Gernant (Translator), Chen Zeping (Translator)

fiction magical realism challenging reflective slow-paced

470 pages | first published 2017

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New Novel from the Winner of the 2015 Best Translated Book AwardIntroduction by Porochista Khakpour."One of the most raved-about works of translated fiction this year"--Jonathan Sturgeon, FlavorwireFrontier opens with the story of Liujin, a young ...
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Community Reviews

Summary of 45 reviews

Moods

challenging 75%
mysterious 62%
adventurous 37%
reflective 37%
dark 12%
emotional 12%
lighthearted 12%
sad 12%
tense 12%

Pace

slow 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | N/A: 20% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 16% | Yes: 16%

Loveable characters?

No: 66% | N/A: 16% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 16% | Yes: 16%

Average rating

3.27

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