Once Upon A Time in the East

Once Upon A Time in the East

A Story of Growing up

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Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. They are strangers to her. When she is born her parents hand her over to a childless peasant couple in the mountains. Aged two, and suffering from malnutrition on a diet of yam leaves, they leave Xiaolu with her illiterate grandparents in a fishing village on the East China Sea. It's a strange beginning. Guo's extraordinary memoir is a handbook of life lessons. How to be an artist when censorship kills creativity and the only job you can get is writing bad telenovela scripts. How to be a woman when female babies are regularly drowned at birth and sexual abuse is commonplace. Most poignantly of all: how to love when you've never been shown how.
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781784740689
1784740683
9781784740672
1784740675
Branch Call Number: 823 G9771WG9o
Characteristics: 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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