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Sounds of the River: A Young Man's University Days in Beijing

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In this "equally beguiling sequel to his acclaimed memoir, Colors of the Mountain" (Kirkus Reviews), teenager Da Chen takes his first train ride away from the farm he was raised on to his new university life in Beijing. He soon faces a host of ghastly challenges, including poor living conditions, lack of food, and suicidal roommates. Undaunted by these hurdles, and armed with a dogged determination to learn English and "all things Western," he competes to win a chance to study in America — a chance that rests in the shrewd and corrupt hands of the almighty professors.

Poetic, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Sounds of the River is a gloriously written coming-of-age saga that chronicles a remarkable journey — a travelogue of the heart.

Synopsis:

In this "equally beguiling sequel to his acclaimed memoir, Colors of the Mountain" (Kirkus Reviews), teenager Da Chen takes his first train ride away from the farm he was raised on to his new university life in Beijing. He soon faces a host of ghastly challenges, including poor living conditions, lack of food, and suicidal roommates. Undaunted by these hurdles, and armed with a dogged determination to learn English and "all things Western," he competes to win a chance to study in America — a chance that rests in the shrewd and corrupt hands of the almighty professors.

Poetic, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Sounds of the River is a gloriously written coming-of-age saga that chronicles a remarkable journey — a travelogue of the heart.

Synopsis:

Facing wretched living conditions, suicidal roommates, and corrupt professors at the university, Da remains determined to learn "all things Western." His dream is to go to America. Joining "Memoirs of a Geisha, A Gesture Life, " and "Waiting" in a growing library of Asian-American literature, "Sounds of the River" chronicles a remarkable journey--a travelogue of the heart.

About the Author

Da Chen is the author of Colors of the Mountain, a New York Times bestseller; Sounds of the River: A Young Man's University Days in Beijing; Brother; and two books for children, Wandering Warrior and China's Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution. He grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution and now lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060958725
Subtitle:
A Young Man's University Days in Beijing
Author:
Chen, Da
Author:
by Da Chen
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20030204
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.01x5.38x.77 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060958725 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this "equally beguiling sequel to his acclaimed memoir, Colors of the Mountain" (Kirkus Reviews), teenager Da Chen takes his first train ride away from the farm he was raised on to his new university life in Beijing. He soon faces a host of ghastly challenges, including poor living conditions, lack of food, and suicidal roommates. Undaunted by these hurdles, and armed with a dogged determination to learn English and "all things Western," he competes to win a chance to study in America — a chance that rests in the shrewd and corrupt hands of the almighty professors.

Poetic, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Sounds of the River is a gloriously written coming-of-age saga that chronicles a remarkable journey — a travelogue of the heart.

"Synopsis" by , Facing wretched living conditions, suicidal roommates, and corrupt professors at the university, Da remains determined to learn "all things Western." His dream is to go to America. Joining "Memoirs of a Geisha, A Gesture Life, " and "Waiting" in a growing library of Asian-American literature, "Sounds of the River" chronicles a remarkable journey--a travelogue of the heart.

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