Decoded by Mai Jia audiobook

Decoded: A Novel

By Mai Jia
Read by Ryan Gessell
Translated by Olivia Milburn  and Christopher Payne
Read by Ryan Gesell

Random House Audio
15.33 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780553398038

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, Decoded discovers 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.

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Summary

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, Decoded discovers 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An entirely original work—a mix of spy thriller, historical saga, and mathematical puzzle that somehow coheres into a powerful whole.” Financial Times
Decoded, the debut work of Mai Jia, breaks the mold…It stands out among Chinese novels for its pace, liveliness, and the sheer novelty of the tale it tells. It grips from the first page…It is an absolute joy to read.” Economist
Decoded is a subtle and complex exploration of cryptography, politics, dreams, and their significance…There is much of interest in this book, from the strange, superstitious beginning to the gradual decline of the Rong family as the twentieth century progresses…But, in the end, it is the complexity of the characters that is Decoded’s enduring pleasure.” Times Literary Supplement

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Author Bio: Mai Jia

Author Bio: Mai Jia

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 15.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English