《天行者》 以中国20世纪90年代贫乏的乡村教育为背景，讲述了一群在贫苦生活中无私为乡村教育事业做出贡献的民办教师为求转正而发生的辛酸故事，也反映出被人们遗忘已久的乡村民办教师曾有过的艰难历程。 本书围绕着西河乡界岭小学三代民办教师转正的故事，以及张英才、余校长、孙四海、万站长、蓝飞和夏雪等人的爱情故事开展起来。这些大故事中穿插着小故事，每个小故事又可以作为下个故事开展的源头，相互交叉汇合，使得小说的叙事精彩纷呈，紧缩而富有张力。 The Sky Dwellers describes the lives and struggles of primary school teachers in Jieling, a tiny, fictional community nestled high in remote mountains in China. These teachers are not state teachers, with regular salaries and pensions to look forward to. They are, instead, community teachers (or "minban teachers" - a term which literally translates as "people-supported" teachers) whose wages are paid by the local community and who might not have received much beyond primary school teaching themselves. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s, most children in China were taught by minban teachers. From the early 1990s onwards, the role was gradually phased out, and some minban teachers were lucky enough to become state teachers. A minban teacher's life was one of poverty. State subsidies provided only part of their wages and local cadres were supposed to make up the rest from often very limited village funds. But often the cadres did not pay on time, or at all. Inevitably, this would result in tensions - a theme explored in this novel. Each of the teachers in the book responds differently to the pressures of life as a minban teacher. But the novel is not just about the teachers' lives, it also deals with the impact they had on the children and the community they served. Set in the 1990s, a time of great social and cultural change in China, The Sky Dwellers is a compelling, personal and moving account of a part of China's recent past which is often overlooked.
在大航海时代的宏大历史背景下，一个美丽的中国女子远下南洋，海啸夺走了她的记忆，她在大海里、岛屿上颠沛流离，被欺侮、被抛弃，历经生育、病痛、牢狱之苦，她刺瞎了自己的双目，只为寻找遗失的记忆。她为了寻找自己的过去，甘愿穷尽一生。春迟终于没能在沧海中找到那枚藏着她的记忆的贝壳，但她并没有把自己的故事归于茫茫。 有人说曾在旧城的废墟瓦砾中，看到过一个眼瞎的女人。她像一只鸟儿一样掠过地上的死人，拾起散落在他们身边或握在他们手中的贝壳。攻进贝壳城邦的那些士兵们，都曾看到这个女人踮着她鲜红的脚掌在坍塌的木梁和死人的身上跳舞。她蒙上患病的儿童的眼睛，引领他们阅读装载着快乐记忆的贝壳，为他们驱除病痛。她被人们视为圣女。她是世上最富有的女人。海盗、歌女、宦官、部族首领、西洋牧师，他们的命运在南洋旖旎的风光里交汇。 The blind woman Chun Chi has a secret. Accompanied only by her The Memory Is So Beautiful That We Will Crash Soul for It adopted son Xiao Xing and a eunuch, she lives in a crumbling house stacked with boxes of seashells. But what does she hope to gain from them? Why does she keep going out to sea? How did she lose her sight? Seeking answers, Xiao Xing goes on a quest to uncover her past, which takes him on a journey far from home and into the jungles of Java. Set in the early fifteenth century, when Ming Emperor Yongle sent fleets of Chinese ships to explore Southeast Asia, entangling the two regions, The Promise Bird flits between the frozen north Chinese winter and the blazing heat of the tropics. An uncompromising novel about devotion that borders on obsession, and a love that tips into madness.
生我养我的无梁村，有着吴志鹏极力摆脱却终挥之不去的记忆。哺育我十多年的老姑父为了爱情放弃了军人的身份，却在之后的几十年生活中深陷家庭矛盾无法自拔；为了拉扯大三个孩子，如草芥般的虫嫂沦为小偷，陷入人人可唾的悲剧命运；村里的能手春才，在青春期性的诱惑和村人的闲言碎语中自宫......在时代与土地的变迁中，人物的精神产生裂变，都走向了自己的反面。在这些无奈和悲凉中，在各种异化的人生轨迹中，又蕴藏着一个个生命的真谛。 《生命册》的主题是时代与人，在从传统乡土到现代都市的巨大的跨越中，李佩甫深切地关注着那些背负土地行走的人们。他怀着经典现实主义的雄心和志向，确信从人的性格和命运中可以洞见社会意识的深层结构。 《生命册》以沉雄老道的笔力塑造着一系列鲜明的人物形象，快与慢、得与失、故土与他乡、物质与精神、灵魂的质地在剧烈的颠簸中接受缜密的测试和考验，他们身上的尖锐矛盾所具有的过渡性的特征，与社会生活的转型形成了具体而迫切的呼应。 The Book of Life portrays China's half-century transformation through orphan Wu Zhipeng's escape from the poverty of his native village in Henan province. It creates a series of distinctive persons with a bold yet profound voice. Li Peifu focuses on those who carry their rural backgrounds with them wherever they go. They are tested by intense contrasts of gain and loss, fast and slow, matter and spirit, homeland and foreign land. Their fate offers us insight into the deep structures of social consciousness. These transitional struggles are a clear and urgent echo of the transformations of contemporary society.