Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress

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Without betraying the truth of what happened, Dai Sijie transforms the bleak events of China’s Cultural Revolution into an enchanting and unexpected story about the resilience of the human spirit and the magical power of great storytelling.

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1971: Mao’s cultural Revolution is at its peak. Two sons of doctors, sent to ‘re-education’ camps, forced to carry buckets of excrement up and down mountain paths, have only their sense of humour to keep them going. Although the attractive daughter of the local tailor also helps to distract them from the task at hand.

The boys’ true re-education starts, however, when they discover a hidden suitcase packed with the great Western novels of the nineteenth century. Their lives are transformed. And not only their lives: after listening to the stories of Balzac, the little seamstress will never be the same again.

Additional information

Weight 127 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

172

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

843.92 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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