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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Title
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Statement of responsibility
Dai Sijie ; translated from the French by Ina Rilke
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Language
eng
Summary
An enchanting literary debut—already an international best-seller. At the height of Mao's infamous Cultural Revolution, two boys are among hundreds of thousands exiled to the countryside for "re-education." The narrator and his best friend, Luo, guilty of being the sons of doctors, find themselves in a remote village where, among the peasants of Phoenix mountain, they are made to cart buckets of excrement up and down precipitous winding paths. Their meager distractions include a violin—as well as, before long, the beautiful daughter of the local tailor.But it is when the two discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation that their re-education takes its most surprising turn. While ingeniously concealing their forbidden treasure, the boys find transit to worlds they had thought lost forever. And after listening to their dangerously seductive retellings of Balzac, even the Little Seamstress will be forever transformed. From within the hopelessness and terror of one of the darkest passages in human history, Dai Sijie has fashioned a beguiling and unexpected story about the resilience of the human spirit, the wonder of romantic awakening and the magical power of storytelling
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From the bleakness and horror of Mao's inhumane Cultural Revolution, two boys and their little seamstress friend are forever transformed when the boys discover a secret stockpile of Western classic literature translated into Chinese
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Audio
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technical information on music
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10280101
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
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1954-
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  • Sijie, Dai
  • Wong, B.D
Dewey number
843.92
PerformerNote
Read by B.D. Wong
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  • Rilke, Ina
  • Books on Tape, Inc
  • OneClick Digital (Firm)
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
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Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e5bcca44-3e20-4380-9c4f-9a38b740b80c
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781415947562
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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
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e5bcca44-3e20-4380-9c4f-9a38b740b80c
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781415947562
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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