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A semi-autobigraphical novel by Dai Sijie published in English in 2001.

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  • Jun 24, 2010
Required for an Asian History course I took. The thorough exhibition of personality by each of the main characters made the history and culture much more memorable to me that semester.
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review by . June 20, 2010
This charming little page-turner is a fast read. It takes place during China's Cultural Revolution where two young intellectual city boys are exiled to the remote mountains for 're-education.' There they meet the beautiful daughter of a tailor and secretly educate her from a stash of banned books. The descriptions are so lush, I was transported to the mountains where I could smell the mud during Maos revolution. Dai Sijie's storytelling artfully captured the pace of mountain living …
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   I was the kid who borrowed books from the library and read until I fell asleep with one on my face. I'm now an English major, and loving it.
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