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Mao's Last Dancer

Mao's Last Dancer
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10 years, 5 months ago at Jan 29 5:50
It took awhile for me to get into this book but once I did I could not put it down. Even when I tried really hard to (had to sleep some time). It doesn't happen often but this one brought tears to my eyes. I have a feeling a lot of people would find this story an inspiration.
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Description: In a small, desperately poor village in north-east China, a young peasant boy sits at his rickety old school desk, interested more in the birds outside than in Chairman Mao's Red Book and the grand words it contains. But that day, some strange men come to his school – Madame Mao's cultural delegates. They are looking for young peasants to mould into faithful guards of Chairman Mao's great vision for China. This is the true story of how that one moment in time, by the thinnest thread of a chance, changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond description. One day he would dance with some of the greatest bal ... (more)
Manufacturer: Putnam Publishing Group
Release date: 31 March 2004
ISBN-10 : 039915096X |
Tags: China (2), Non-fiction (1), Non Fiction (1), Communism (1), Poverty (1), Ballet (1), Biography (1), Chinese (1)
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