The Resource Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress, Dai Sijie ; translated from the French by Ina Rilke

Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress, Dai Sijie ; translated from the French by Ina Rilke

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Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress
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Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress
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Dai Sijie ; translated from the French by Ina Rilke
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eng
Summary
At the height of Mao's infamous Cultural Revolution, two boys are among hundreds of thousands exiled to the countryside for "re-education." The narrator and his best friend, Luo, guilty of being the sons of doctors, find themselves in a remote village where, among the peasants of Phoenix mountain, they are made to cart buckets of excrement up and down precipitous winding paths. Their meager distractions include a violin--as well as, before long, the beautiful daughter of the local tailor. But it is when the two discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation that their re-education takes its most surprising turn. While ingeniously concealing their forbidden treasure, the boys find transit to worlds they had thought lost forever. And after listening to their dangerously seductive retellings of Balzac, even the Little Seamstress will be forever transformed
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Title
Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress
Creator
Contributor
Summary
From the bleakness and horror of Mao's inhumane Cultural Revolution, two boys and their little seamstress friend are forever transformed when the boys discover a secret stockpile of Western classic literature translated into Chinese
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Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2001.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
065634
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DLC
Dewey number
843.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Dai Sijie ; translated from the French by Ina Rilke
Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress, Dai Sijie ; translated from the French by Ina Rilke

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