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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress : Novel

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress : Novel - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0385722209

Cover of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress : Novel 01 (ISBN 978-0385722209)
ISBN13: 978-0385722209
ISBN10: 0385722206
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Anchor Press
Published: 2001
International: No

List price: $13.95

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress : Novel - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0385722209

Dai sijie

ISBN13: 978-0385722209
ISBN10: 0385722206
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Anchor Press

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. An immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China's infamous Cultural Revolution. There the two friends meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, the two friends find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined.

Author Bio

Sijie, Dai :

Born in China in 1954, Dai Sijie is a filmmaker who was himself "re-educated" between 1971 and 1974.
He left China in 1984 for France, where he has lived and worked ever since. This, his first novel, was an overnight sensation when it appeared in France in 2000, becoming an immediate best-seller and winning five prizes. Rights to the novel have been sold in nineteen countries, and it is soon to be made into a film.

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