Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

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Chatto & Windus, 2001 - China - 172 pages
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Two boys are sent for re-education in Mao's China and discover instead the discreet charm of bourgeois literature and the tailor's attractive daughter.

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It has one of the best, most fitting endings. - LibraryThing
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The author does a remarkable job of painting a very vivid picture with very minimal language. The story is simple, as is the language. But the writing is both elegant and mezmerizing. Read full review

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I picked this up at a super cheap used book sale, and I really rather enjoyed it. I've been reading a lot of books from the perspective of contemporary american teenage girls, so it was nice to get a ... Read full review


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