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Decoded: A Novel BSS061

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One of China’s bestselling novels, an unusual literary thriller that takes us deep into the world of code breaking. In his gripping debut novel, Mai Jia reveals the mysterious world of Unit 701, a top-secret Chinese intelligence agency whose sole purpose is counterespionage and code breaking. Rong Jinzhen, an autistic math genius with a past shrouded in myth, is forced to abandon his academic pursuits when he is recruited into Unit 701. As China’s greatest cryptographer, Rong discovers that the mastermind behind the maddeningly difficult Purple Code is his former teacher and best friend, who is now working for China’s enemy—but this is only the first of many betrayals.Brilliantly combining the mystery and tension of a spy thriller with the psychological nuance of an intimate character study and the magical qualities of a Chinese fable, Decodeddiscovers in cryptography the key to the human heart. Both a riveting mystery and a metaphysical examination of the mind of an inspired genius, it is the first novel to be published in English by one of China’s greatest and most popular contemporary writers.

小说主人公是那种在“暗地竞技”的神秘人物,是“地下英雄”,是人之精灵。他们的智慧可以炼成金,他们罕见迷人的才识本可以使他们成为名利场上的宠儿,但由于从事职业的特殊性,他们的故事往往隐匿于世俗阳光无法照射到的角落,他们的命运是我们永远的秘密。通过“解密”,作者将一种深刻的人生经验和盘托出,使我们在偶然与必然、强大与脆弱、绚烂与坠毁、光荣与梦想等多重生命元素缠绕的博弈中,对命运这个幽深莫测的东西感到无限的崇敬和惶恐。小说结构精巧,情节跌宕,语言考究,是一部既好看又耐读的佳作。作者为此呕心十余年时间,可谓是心血之作。

By Mai Jia, Hardcover, Simplified Chinese characters, 303 pages, 8.25"x5.9"
 
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