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“An unexpected miracle—a delicate, and often hilarious tale.” —LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW

The introduction, discussion questions, suggested reading list, and author biography that follow are designed to enhance your groups reading of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijies poignant tale of love, literature, and reeducation in the harsh world of Chairman Maos China.

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SarahNicoleD, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by SarahNicoleD)
This is honestly one of my favorite books. Sijie Dai's writing is absolutely gorgeous, the plot's placing is flawless, and it's just an interesting read overall. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone would likes strong characters,vivid descriptions, and compelling plot twists ... which is pretty much everyone, so go out and read it!
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Zmrzlina, October 22, 2007 (view all comments by Zmrzlina)
A story that transports the reader through time and awakens the magic that is reading. Two young men sent off for "re-education" during the Chinese Cultural Revolution find their education in strange places. Elegant and finely stitched narrative.
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Hibba, March 13, 2007 (view all comments by Hibba)
A simple story about two boys who are sent off to a village high in the mountains to be re-educated during China's cultural revolution. They are gifted with the ability for story-telling that affects the villagers and those reading.
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ISBN:
9780385722209
Translator:
Sijie, Dai
Author:
Rilke, Ina
Author:
Sijie, Dai
Author:
Dai, Sijie
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
History
Subject:
China
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Prohibited books
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
61
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.5 in 0.375 lb

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