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Ming survived the famine that killed his parents during China's 'Great Leap Forward', and lives a hard but adequate life, working in the fields. When a group of city boys comes to the village as part of a Communist Party re-education program, Ming and his friends aren't sure what to make of the new arrivals. They're not used to hard labour and village life. But despite his reservations, Ming befriends a charming city boy called Li. The two couldn't be more different, but slowly they form a bond over evening swims and shared dreams. But as the bitterness of life under the Party begins to take its toll on both boys, they begin to imagine the impossible: freedom.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781760113414
ISBN-10: 1760113417
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2016
Country of Publication: Australia


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Author Biography - Wai Chim

Wai was born in New York City. Although her parents didn't speak much English, Wai harboured a passion for books from a very young age, sneaking stories into bed to read well into the night...Wai graduated from Duke University with majors in Economics and English. After graduation Wai moved to Japan, where she spent over a year teaching English...She has lived in Australia for ten years, enjoying the sun and pursuing her passion for writing...Wai Chim is also the author of a junior fiction series called Chook Chook.

Books By Author Wai Chim

Freedom Swimmer by Wai Chim

Freedom Swimmer

Paperback, September 2016
Chook Chook by Wai Chim

Chook Chook

Paperback, January 2015
Chook Chook - Saving the Farm by Wai Chim

Chook Chook - Saving the Farm

Paperback, June 2014
Chook Chook - Little and Lo in the City by Wai Chim

Chook Chook - Little and Lo in the City

Paperback, June 2013