Red Azalea

Red Azalea

13.93 USD

Brand:
Anchee Min
Manufacturer:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Winner of the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, this national bestseller tells the true story of Min's life in Mao's China, where the soul was secondary to the state, beauty was mistrusted, and love could be punishable by death.A revelatory and disturbing portrait of China, this is Anchee Min’s celebrated memoir of growing up in the last years of Mao’s China. As a child, Min was asked to publicly humiliate a teacher; at seventeen, she was sent to work at a labor collective. Forbidden to speak, dress, read, write, or love as she pleased, she found a lifeline in a secret love affair with another woman. Miraculously selected for the film version of one of Madame Mao’s political operas, Min’s life changed overnight. Then Chairman Mao suddenly died, taking with him an entire world. This national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is exceptional for its candor, its poignancy, its courage, and for its prose which Newsweek calls"as delicate and evocative as a traditional Chinese brush painting.".
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