Thursday, June 11, 2015
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
"The village headman, a man about fifty.."
"In this enchanting tale about the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening, two hapless city boys are exiled to a remote mountain village for reeducation during China's infamous Cultural Revolution. There they 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, they find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined." -- from the back cover
I liked this book about young Chinese men who learn about life and love during China's Cultural Revolution.
Date read: 6/10/2015
Book #: 11
Rating: 3*/5 = good
# of pages: 184
Binding: Trade Paperback