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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Demco Media
Publication date November 1, 2003
Binding Reinforced
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780606294799
ISBN-10 0606294791
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $20.15
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, two boys are sent to the country for reeducation, where their lives take an unexpected turn when they meet the beautiful daughter of a local tailor and stumble upon a forbidden stash of Western literature.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 1971: Mao's cultural Revolution is at its peak. Two sons of doctors, sent to 're-education' camps, forced to carry buckets of excrement up and down mountain paths, have only their sense of humour to keep them going. Although the attractive daughter of the local tailor also helps to distract them from the task at hand. The boys' true re-education starts, however, when they discover a hidden suitcase packed with the great Western novels of the nineteenth century. Their lives are transformed. And not only their lives: after listening to the stories of Balzac, the little seamstress will never be the same again.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781587244766
 
With Ina Rilke (other contributor), Dai Sijie | Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (September 1, 2003)
9781587244766 | details & prices | 199 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $31.95
About: During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, two boys are sent to the country for reeducation, where their lives take an unexpected turn when they meet the beautiful daughter of a local tailor and stumble upon a forbidden stash of Western literature.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (November 1, 2003)
9780606294799 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $20.15
About: During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, two boys are sent to the country for reeducation, where their lives take an unexpected turn when they meet the beautiful daughter of a local tailor and stumble upon a forbidden stash of Western literature.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417648528
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 2002)
9781417648528 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.68 lbs | List price $24.55
About: During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, two boys are sent to the country for reeducation, where their lives take an unexpected turn when they meet the beautiful daughter of a local tailor and stumble upon a forbidden stash of Western literature.

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