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Miss Chopsticks
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Miss Chopsticks

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Miss Chopsticks by Xinran

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Sisters Three, Five and Six don't have much education, but they know two things for certain: their mother is a failure because she hasn't produced a son, and they only merit a number as a name. Women, their father tells them, are like chopsticks: utilitarian and easily broken. But when they leave their home in the countryside to seek their fortune in the big city, their eyes are suddenly and shockingly opened. Together they find jobs, make new friends, and learn more than a few lessons about life...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099501534
ISBN-10: 0099501538
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Xinran

Xinran was born in Beijing in 1958 and was a successful journalist and radio presenter in China. In 1997 she moved to London, where she began work on her seminal book about Chinese women's lives, The Good Women of China. Since then she has written a regular column for the Guardian; appeared frequently on radio and TV and has published the acclaimed Sky Burial; the novel Miss Chopsticks; the groundbreaking book of oral history China Witness; a book of her Guardian columns called What the Chinese Don't Eat and Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother, about mothers and their lost daughters. She lives in London but travels regularly to China.

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