Red Azalea

Red Azalea

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
A woman who grew up in China during its Cultural Revolution describes the grueling physical labor she endured on Red Fire Farm, her forced segregation from men, her sexual relationship with her platoon leader, and her introduction to acting

Baker
& Taylor

Reveals the author's experiences in China during the final years under Mao and conveys the oppressive brutality that was endured as well as the resilience of human spirit that perpetuated survival throughout the nation. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425147764
0425147762
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 24 cm

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Eil_1
May 22, 2016

As with all her books, this is the extraordinary biography of her life in China and later in the U.S., that reads like a novel. It is compelling and vividly describes the many hardships she experienced and overcame. An absolute must-read. She wrote this book in English over an eight-year period and it won the Carl Sandburg Literary Award in 1993. I'd recommend it to anyone 13+ as well as "The Cooked Seed". Both would provide the reader with a deep insight into the lives of those who struggled during Mao's reign of terror and the courage it required to live "outside the well".

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fcwillia
Dec 15, 2015

Loved this Book

LMcShaneCLE Jun 25, 2013

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Eil_1 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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