Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside (Paperback)
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Finalist in Literary Fiction for Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Silver Medalist in Contemporary Fiction for the Independent Publisher Book Awards Kirkus Reviews' January 2016 Indie Book of the Month Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside tells the story of two Americans living and teaching in rural China. The first, Thomas, is an entitled deadbeat, content to pass the rest of his days in Asia skating by on the fact that he's white, while the second, a recent college graduate named Daniel, is an idealist at heart. Over the course of the novel, these two characters fight to establish primacy in Ningyuan, a remote town in the south of Hunan, with one of their more overzealous students, Bella, caught in between. Quincy Carroll's cleverly written debut novel examines what we bring from one country to another.