two tourists with black umbrellas, Pecos Pueblo

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress

David Allen, who is now back from his self appointed three year exile to the Carolinas, lent me a book last month that I finally finished the other day. A delicious little read. It is called Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress and was written by the author Dai Sijie.

Written in 2000, it is Sijie's first effort. The book is the story of two young men sent to the country side for re-education during Mao's cultural revolution to atone for their parent's misdeeds.

I have always enjoyed Chinese fiction and this one definitely does not disappoint. Kind of book you hate to see end. Give it a read.

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