Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
ISBN: 0385722206
EAN13: 9780385722209
Language: English
Publication Date: October 29, 2002
Pages: 184
Dimensions: 0.60" H x 7.90" L x 5.20" W
Weight: 0.30 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
The surprise literary bestseller of the year, this is a beguiling fable that shines with the wonder of imagination, the beauty of romance, and the power of storytelling. Set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the novel tells the story of two hapless city boys sent to a remote mountain village for reeducation.
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From the front Cover Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. An immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China's infamous Cultural Revolution. There the two friends meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, the two friends find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined.

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