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The Resource A Hundred Flowers

A Hundred Flowers

Label
A Hundred Flowers
Title
A Hundred Flowers
Statement of responsibility
Gail Tsukiyama
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A powerful new novel about an ordinary family facing extraordinary times at the start of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.China, 1957. Chairman Mao has declared a new openness in society: "Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend." Many intellectuals fear it is only a trick, and Kai Y ing's husband, Sheng, a teacher, has promised not to jeopardize their safety or that of their young son, T ao. But one July morning, just before his sixth birthday, Tao watches helplessly as Sheng is dragged away for writing a letter criticizing the Communist Party and sent to a labor camp for "reeducation."A year later, still missing his father desperately, Tao climbs to the top of the hundred-year-old kapok tree in front of their home, wanting to see the mountain peaks in the distance. But Tao slips and tumbles thirty feet to the courtyard below, badly breaking his leg.As Kai Ying struggles to hold her small family together in the face of this shattering reminder of her husband's absence, other members of the household must face their own guilty secrets and strive to find peace in a world where the old sense of order is falling. Once again, Tsukiyama brings us a powerfully moving story of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances with grace and courage
Summary
A tale set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution follows the struggles of Kai Ying to safeguard her family when her teacher husband is arrested and sent to a "reeducation" labor camp for criticizing the Communist Party
Storyline
Tone
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Audio
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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10202278
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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  • Tsukiyama, Gail
  • Carr, Jane
Dewey number
813.54
PerformerNote
Read by Simon Vance
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  • Macmillan Audio (Firm)
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A Hundred Flowers
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
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not applicable
Form of item
electronic
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not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781427222503
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A Hundred Flowers
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:dc9ae78b-413a-4566-80f4-d246fd7d90e3
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781427222503
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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