Red Azalea

Red Azalea

Anchee Min


Red Azalea is Anchee Min’s celebrated memoir of growing to be up within the final years of Mao’s China. As a toddler, she was once requested to publicly humiliate a instructor; at seventeen, she used to be despatched to paintings at a hard work collective. Forbidden to talk, gown, learn, write, or love as she happy, she chanced on a lifeline in a mystery love affair with one other girl. Miraculously chosen for the movie model of 1 of Madame Mao’s political operas, Min’s existence replaced in a single day. Then Chairman Mao without warning died, taking with him a complete global. A revelatory and demanding portrait of China, Anchee Min’s memoir is outstanding for its candor, its poignancy, its braveness, and for its prose which Newsweek calls "as soft and evocative as a standard chinese language brush painting."

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