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Daughter of the River - An Autobiography (Paperback, New edition): Hong Ying
Daughter of the River - An Autobiography (Paperback, New edition): Hong Ying

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Hong Ying was the sixth child in a family that scratched a living in a slum on the banks of the Yangtze River. Born in 1962, a time of terrible famine in China, she grew up feeling unwanted and unloved. In a village steeped in superstition and cowed by political pressures, this meagre, scabby child knew no affection, except from her history teacher - with whom she fell in love. In a haunting autobiography, the author unfolds a story of oppressive poverty, dirt and humiliation, but also courage and tenacity that compel admiration and wonder that she became the successful author she now is (with three novels and seven story collections to her name). (Kirkus UK)
The autobiography of a young girl growing up in Mao's China. Hong Ying grew up in a slum on the banks of the Yangtze, an area permanently veiled in fog and steeped in superstition. Life was precarious and Hong Ying, the youngest of the six children, grew up afraid that she would be condemned to a life of carrying sand and emptying chamber pots. Gradually, Hong Ying began to try and solve some of the mysteries which had seemed to surround her early life: a stalker who had followed her since she was a child, a VD record in her father's file, and a persistent feeling that there was something strange about her birth. Among her discoveries, Hong Ying learnt that her mother was once married to a Triadman who had died in a labour camp as a counter-revolutionary, while her father, now a blind sailor, had several times barely escaped with his life during the civil war. Under the corrupt rule, her mother had taken extreme measures to keep the children alive while several of her relatives starved to death during the Great Famine. Moreover, Hong Ying's stalker turned out to have an astoundingly close connection with her. After the tragic deaths of both her first lover and her first child, Hong

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 1999
Authors: Hong Ying
Dimensions: 198 x 129mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 288
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-7475-4405-0
Barcode: 9780747544050
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
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LSN: 0-7475-4405-0

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