Once upon a time in the East : a story of growing up (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Once upon a time in the East : a story of growing up

Author: Xiaolu Guo
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. They are strangers to her. When she is born her parents hand her over to a childless peasant couple in the mountains. Aged two, and suffering from malnutrition on a diet of yam leaves, they leave Xiaolu with her illiterate grandparents in a fishing village on the East China Sea. It's a strange beginning. Guo's extraordinary memoir is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Xiaolu Guo; Xiaolu Guo; Xiaolu Guo
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xiaolu Guo
ISBN: 9781784702946 9781784740672 1784740675 9781784740689 1784740683 1784702943
OCLC Number: 967376866
Notes: "As read on BBC Radio 4"--Front book cover.
Awards: Short-listed for Costa Biography Award 2018 (UK)
Short-listed for Jhalak Prize 2018 (UK)
Short-listed for The Folio Prize 2018 (UK)
Description: 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Xiaolu Guo.

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Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. This book takes Xiaolu from a run-down shack to film school in a rapidly changing Beijing. In 2002 she leaves Beijing on a  Read more...

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Stunning...This book will make your jaw drop, then clench in anger. -- Helen Brown * Telegraph * Guo is rebellious, flamboyant and fundamentally optimistic...fascinating. -- Stuart Kelly * Scotland Read more...

 
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