Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
By Sijie Dai

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. An immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China s infamous Cultural Revolution. There the two friends 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, the two friends find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780385722209
ISBN-10: 0385722206
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 135mm x 12mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Hardback (October 2002)

The surprise literary bestseller of the year, this is a beguiling fable that shines with the wonder of imagination, the beauty of romance, and the power of storytelling. Set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the novel tells the story of two hapless city boys sent to a remote mountain village for reeducation.

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Author Biography - Sijie Dai

Born in China in 1954, Dai Sijie is a filmmaker who was himself re-educated between 1971 and 1974. He left China in 1984 for France, where he has lived and worked ever since. This, his first novel, was an overnight sensation when it appeared in France in 2000, becoming an immediate best-seller and winning five prizes. Rights to the novel have been sold in nineteen countries, and it is soon to be made into a film. "From the Hardcover edition.""

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