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Under fishbone clouds

Author: Sam Meekings
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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This is a universal love story, a family saga, and a journey through Chinese history, myth, and culture. Following a young Chinese couple as their love grows, and is tested, during Mao's Cultural Revolution, this novel provides a rare and personal glimpse into the birth of modern China. When the Kitchen God is challenged by the Jade Emperor to fathom the workings of the human heart, he chooses to follow the life of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Meekings
ISBN: 9780312622794 0312622791
OCLC Number: 606785280
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd"--T.p. verso.
"Thomas Dunne Books."
Description: 410 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1946-year of the dog --
1942-year of the horse --
1944-year of the monkey --
1947-year of the pig --
1949-year of the ox --
1951-year of the rabbit --
1960-year of the rat --
1967-year of the sheep --
1974-year of the tiger --
1977-year of the snake --
1981-year of the rooster --
2000-year of the dragon --
Year of the cat.
Responsibility: Sam Meekings.

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This is a universal love story, a family saga, and a journey through Chinese history, myth, and culture. Following a young Chinese couple as their love grows, and is tested, during Mao's Cultural Revolution, this novel provides a rare and personal glimpse into the birth of modern China. When the Kitchen God is challenged by the Jade Emperor to fathom the workings of the human heart, he chooses to follow the life of Jinyi and his wife Yuying, from their blossoming love until their old age, in hope of finding an answer. The Kitchen God watches as the new government strictures split their family in two, living inside their hearts as they endure the loss of two children, homesickness, and isolation, all while keeping alive a love that survives famine, forced labor, and even death. Weaving together the story of their life with China's recent political history, as well as traditional folktales and myths, the Kitchen God illuminates the most impenetrable aspects the human condition.

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