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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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

If the characters were drawn with a bit more detail, I think I would have been able to accept the ending a little easier. Otherwise, I enjoyed the book which shows us a world where books can change lives - even in the often dismal days of the Cultural Revolution in China. Read full review

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User Review  - mermaidatheart - LibraryThing

In a literary world becoming overrun with rotating points-of-view and legnthy, intricate storylines; this was a refreshing read. Tightly woven, subtle, but still quick-moving, it had the feel of a ... Read full review

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