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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
There the two friends meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, the two friends find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined. An enchanting literary debut—already an international best-seller.
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 chnese retellings of Balzac, even the Little Seamstress will be forever transformed.
From within lirtle 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. Dai Sijie is a Chinese-born filmmaker and novelist who has lived and worked in France since He has also… More about Dai Sijie.
The descriptions of life in this strangest of times and places are so riveting that the reader longs for more. Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Category: Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Audiobooks. Buy the Audiobook Download: Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. About Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress An enchanting literary debut—already an international best-seller.
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