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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Sijie Dai
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
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3.50 20
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375413094 (037541309X)
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 201
Edition language: English
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Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it
4.0 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress ★★★★☆
This was an interesting story with an unusual setting – China during Mao’s Cultural Revolution in the 1970s – following two teenaged boys who are being “re-educated” in the country for the crime of being part of the bourgeoisie, as part of the Down to the Countryside Movement. In a political and soc...
BagEndBooks
BagEndBooks rated it
2.0 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
2 1/2 starsI liked a lot about this book, and the main character, and it's premise of reading forbidden western books in communist China, but I was filled with dismay by the approach the author took to the abortion. I understand that in communist China, the Little Seamstress would have felt that she...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
3.0
Good for cultural understanding, nothing for feminism in here.
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 Dai Sijie's Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
This is a coming of age story set in a remote set of villages during the Cultural Revolution. The tone is whimsical and humourous. Where it looks at the oppression of the cultural revolution it looks at the small oppressions and not the big things.It is first and foremost a book on the liberating ...
From the Queen's Kindle
From the Queen's Kindle rated it
2.0 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Sometimes a story has such an unsatisfying ending that I would rather have not read it at all. Of course, there were times when the journey was worth it (eg. abandoned fanfic WIPs), but the denouement of Balzac and The Little Chinese Seamstress left me highly annoyed. I have questions that will neve...
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