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A revelatory and disturbing portrait of China, this is Anchee Min's celebrated memoir of growing up in the last years of Mao's China. As a child, Min was asked to publicly humiliate a teacher; at 17, 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 Mao's political operas, Min's life changed overnight. Then Chairman Mao suddenly died, taking with him an entire world.

©1994 Anchee Min (P)2018 Tantor

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I bought this to get a general insight into Mao's China, not to learn of the tragic problems faced by lesbians in their enslavement by this brutal regime. I will admit that the story is heartbreaking and moving.

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