A Single Pebble (Paperback)

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A young American engineer sent to China to inspect the unruly Yangtze River travels up through the river's gorges searching for dam sites. Pulled on a junk hauled by forty-odd trackers, he is carried, too, into the settled, ancient way of life of the people of the Yangtze -- until the interplay of his life with theirs comes to a dramatic climax.

About the Author

John Hersey wrote several nonfiction books and numerous novels, including "A Bell for Adano," which won the Pulitzer Prize.

Praise For…

"In a deceptively simple story, Hersey has captured all the magic, the terror and the drama of that extraordinary stretch of water....Even in Mr. Hersey's hands, the American's discoveries of his own mind and of the Chinese people are dwarfed by the laws, the demands and the ageless vitality of the Yangtze."

-- The New York Times Book Review

"A rewarding novel; it is clearly thought and beautifully projected on the screen of the imagination." -- Atlantic

Product Details
ISBN: 9780394756974
ISBN-10: 0394756975
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: February 11th, 1989
Pages: 192
Language: English