This New York Times Notable Book tells the true story of what it was like growing up in Maos China, where the soul was secondary to the state, beauty was mistrusted, and love could be punishable by death. Newsweek calls Anchee Mins prose as delicate and evocative as a traditional Chinese brush painting.
Anchee Mins remarkable story reveals both the brutality of oppression and the incredible resilience of the human spirit. A journey of passion and danger, luck and betrayal, told in spare, elegant prose that Newsweek calls as delicate and evocative as a traditional Chinese brush painting. From the author of Katherine. National ads/media.