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Description - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

New York Times BestsellerBalzac 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)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dai Sijie

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.

Books By Dai Sijie

Once on a Moonless Night by Dai Sijie
Paperback, August 2010
Mr Muo's Travelling Couch by Dai Sijie
Paperback, June 2006
Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Paperback, March 2002