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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

by Dai Sijie

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ISBN 13
9780375413094
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, September 2001. Hardcover. First American Edition (stated). Fine book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Not from a library. Not a remainder. Not clipped.

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, 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.

Synopsis

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Dai Sijie, and published in 2000 in French and in English in 2001. Its original French title is Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000058
Title
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Author
Dai Sijie
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
037541309X
ISBN 13
9780375413094
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
September 2001
Keywords
fiction, historical, autobiographical, bildungsroman, teenage, teenagers, young adult, China, Cultural Revolution, Tibet
Bookseller catalogs
China; Children; Fiction;
Size
8vo

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