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Decoded

By Jia Mai, 1963-

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.

Format

Book

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780374135805


Format: Book
Author: Mai, Jia, 1963-
Summary: A top secret counterespionage and code breaking unit recruits an autistic math genius who discovers his former teacher and best friend is working for the enemy.
Title: Decoded / Mai Jia ; translated from the Chinese by Olivia Milburn and Christopher Payne.
Publisher Date: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Subject: Spy stories. FICTION / Espionage. FICTION / Literary.
Isbn: 9780374135805 (hbk.) 0374135800 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Mai
Oclc: 846545304
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Bib Id: 505131

Format: Book
Author: Mai, Jia, 1963-
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Summary: A top secret counterespionage and code breaking unit recruits an autistic math genius who discovers his former teacher and best friend is working for the enemy.
Title: Decoded / Mai Jia ; translated from the Chinese by Olivia Milburn and Christopher Payne.
Edition: First American edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Description: 315 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Spy stories.
Subjects: FICTION / Espionage.
Subjects: FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Spy stories.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Other Author: Milburn, Olivia, translator.
Other Author: Payne, Christopher, 1976- translator.
Other Title: Jie mi. English
Notes: Translation of: Jie mi.
Notes: Translation originally published: London : Allen Lane, 2014.
Notes: Originally published in Chinese in 2002 by China Youth Publishing Group, Beijing entitled Jie mi.
LCCN: 2013039911
ISBN: 9780374135805 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0374135800 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Mai