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Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress

Author: Sijie Dai; Ina Rilke
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2005]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two hapless city boys are exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China's infamous Cultural Revolution. There they meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese. As they secretly read these banned works, they find a way out of their grim reality to a world they had never imagined.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Political fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sijie Dai; Ina Rilke
ISBN: 0385722206 9780385722209
OCLC Number: 57370902
Notes: Title and statement of responsibility from book T.p.
Book in bag is 1st Anchor Books ed. published by Anchor Books/Random House, 2002, ©2000.
A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title, that may also include a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.
Description: 10 books (184 pages) in a bag ; 37 x 41 cm + 1 folder (30 x 25 cm)
Contents: Contains: multiple copies of the book, a binder with discussion questions for book groups, author biographies, reviews, reading group guidelines, and background geographic information.
Other Titles: Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise.
Responsibility: Dai Sijie ; translated from the French by Ina Rilke.

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Two hapless city boys are exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China's infamous Cultural Revolution. There they meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese. As they secretly read these banned works, they find a way out of their grim reality to a world they had never imagined.

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