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

Under the single baby coverage, every person 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. via the 12 months 2030, greater than twenty-five percentage of fellows of their past due thirties shouldn't have a relatives in their personal. An extra Male is one such leftover man’s quest for romance and family members lower than a kingdom that seeks to glorify its previous error and impose order via authoritarian measures, reinvigorated Communist beliefs, and social engineering.

Wei-guo holds speedy to the idea that so long as he maintains to enhance himself, his small company, 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 earlier than. yet everybody and everything—walls, streetlights, rubbish cans—are listening, and males, extra or now not, are dispensable to the nation. Wei-guo needs to achieve a brand new figuring out of patriotism and try the bounds of his love and his get to the bottom of in an effort to shop himself and this relations 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, kinfolk, gender, and nation in an all-too-plausible future.

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