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In January 2020, Wuhan was placed in total lockdown, leaving its residents anxious and afraid, struggling to find medicine, food and information about the strange new virus that left them trapped them in their homes. In Deadly Quiet City, one of China’s most celebrated authors, Murong Xuecen, goes in search of stories from Wuhan's 76-day lockdown. Eight people – including an exhausted doctor and a citizen journalist – share their lives and their grief as the catastrophe unfolded. Revealing truths about people, the pandemic and China today, Deadly Quiet City is a haunting documentation of modern history.

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