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Red Azalea is Anchee Mins celebrated memoir of growing up in the last years of Maos China. As a child, she 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 Maos political operas, Mins life changed overnight. Then Chairman Mao suddenly died, taking with him an entire world. A revelatory and disturbing portrait of China, Anchee Mins memoir 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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Hailed by People Magazine as achingly beautiful, this New York Times Notable Book tells the extraordinary story of China under Mao, revealing both the brutality of oppression and the resilience of the human heart.

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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.

About the Author

Born in Shanghai in 1957, Anchee Min came to American in 1984. While attending English as a Second Language classes, she worked as a waitress, a house cleaner, a fabric painter, and a model. In 1990 she received a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from the Art Institute of Chicago. Min wrote Red Azalea in English over an eight-year period. It won the Carl Sandburg LIterary Award in 1993 and was a New York Times Notable Book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400096985
Author:
Min, Anchee
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
China
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
China - History - Cultural Revolution, 1966-
Subject:
Min, Anchee
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.00x5.26x.67 in. .51 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Anchor Books - English 9781400096985 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Hailed by People Magazine as achingly beautiful, this New York Times Notable Book tells the extraordinary story of China under Mao, revealing both the brutality of oppression and the resilience of the human heart.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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