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Book Information: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2000) [Novel]
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. An immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China’s infamous Cultural Revolution. 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.

Original title: Balzac et la petite taileuse chinoise
Original languages: French

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Genre: FictionHistoricalAsia
FictionHistoricalAsiaChina

Edition #1: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2001)
Awards: Scott Moncrieff Prize for translation (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Ina Rilke
Blurbs:
  • "A true book lover's book....A testament to resilience and to the power of words." Boston Herald
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (October 29, 2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 9780385722209
Dimensions: 5.25 x 8.00 x 0.50
Pages: 184

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