Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress EPUB Download

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Publisher: Vintage
Genres: Contemporary Fiction
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Pages: 172 pages
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN10: 0099286432
ISBN13: 9780099286431
Tags: Contemporary Fiction Books, Free Books Download, epub Books Download
Language: en
Physical Form: eBook
Type: ePUB
In 1971 Mao's campaign against the intellectuals is at its height. Our narrator and his best friend, Luo, distinctly unintellectual but guilty of being the sons of doctors, have been sent to a remote mountain village to be 'reeducated'. The kind of education that takes place among the peasants of Phoenix Mountain involves carting buckets of excrement up and down precipitous, foggy paths, but the two seventeen-year-olds have a violin and their sense of humour to keep them going. Further distraction is provided by the attractive daughter of the local tailor, possessor of a particularly fine pair of feet. Their true re-education starts, however, when they discover a comrade's hidden stash of classics of great nineteenth-century Western literature - Balzac, Dickens, Dumas, Tolstoy and others, in Chinese translation.

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Z ePub Mar 03, 2021