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
But the writing is both elegant and mezmerizing. - LibraryThing
... slights); the plot develops in an abrupt manner. - LibraryThing
This book has a very odd ending. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - AuntieClio - LibraryThing

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is about the effects books can have. Set in rural china during the time of Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution, a forbidden suitcase of western books translated ... Read full review

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User Review  - Abbiehaunch - Goodreads

I read this for my World Literature IGCSE but there was very little plot until the end of the novel. A lot of the characters are annoying but it gives an idea of what it was like under Chairman Mao's ... Read full review


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